Minnesota Jays Youth Football Fall 2023

The Minnesota Jays football team faced an unimaginable tragedy during their practice when a shooting occurred. This event shocked the entire community and left the team grappling with both physical and emotional scars. However, instead of giving up the team found the strength to overcome this adversity and went on to achieve something truly remarkable – winning a national D1 championship just three years later.

The journey to the championship was not easy for the Minnesota Jays. In addition to the trauma of the shooting, the team also faced significant challenges on the field. They struggled in their first year after the shooting but refused to let their circumstances define them. Instead, they continued to work hard and improve their skills all while maintaining a steadfast commitment to each other and the team.

As time passed and the team continued to work toward their goals they began to see success. They won game after game building momentum and confidence with each victory. This sense of camaraderie and shared purpose fueled the team's progress and they ultimately became a force to be reckoned with in the world of youth football.

Despite the challenges they faced the Minnesota Jays were able to rise above their circumstances and achieve greatness. Their resilience dedication and team spirit are an inspiration to all young athletes and a testament to the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. Their story is a reminder that anything is possible with hard work determination and a strong support system.

The Minnesota Jays have begun a new season and need assistance with equipment and travel fees. They are also continuing their search for a new home field.


David Trueblood
Minneapolis, MN

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