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                         HON. RAUL M. GRIJALVA

                               of arizona

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. GRIJALVA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of true champions. I 
am proud to report that on Saturday. December 6th, 2003, the Sunnyside 
High School football team of Tucson, Arizona once again brought home 
the Class 4A State Title.
  For the second time in three years, the Blue Devils showcased to the 
state of Arizona their unmatched talent, heart, and dedication. In a 
21-13 victory over Glendale Cactus, Sunnyside overcame a roster 
depleted by injury and what the papers called ``undersized'' players. 
Mr. Speaker, it's true that the Blue Devils have linemen whose physical 
stature is smaller than the average. But, as was proved in this past 
weekend's state championship game, physical size doesn't matter when 
you have the drive and the hunger for victory that these players do. 
Under bright stadium lights, under tremendous pressure and expectation, 
and with a defensive line outweighed by an average of 70 pounds, the 
Sunnyside Blue Devils came home victorious.
  I commend these students and their coaching staff. Their fine efforts 
have made my hometown, and moreover, my alma mater proud. I wish them 
the best as they enjoy their victory and begin to look toward next 
year's winning season.