Adams City High School

  • LOCATION: Commerce City, CO
  • MASCOT: The Eagles
  • COLORS: Orange and Green

STORY OVERVIEW's selection from the user-generated Underdogs submissions is Adams City High School in Commerce City, Colorado. A suburb of just under 46,000, Commerce City, Colorado is home to the largest oil refinery in Colorado and the home stadium for the MLS's Colorado Rapids. But away from the booming industry and glamour of professional sports is the community of Adams City, where several immigrant families live under the poverty line and struggle to make ends meet. With a significant Latin American population, soccer is the dream for most, and as a result the football team has not won a game in four years.

The losses continue to pile up, but the community still mobilizes around the team despite its struggles.