Riverhawk refuge: Soccer provides outlet for Canyon Ridge refugee students

A group of 19 high school students from five different countries came together this fall to form a successful boys soccer team in Twin Falls.

TWIN FALLS, ID — Corey Farnsworth is used to his players showing up late to practice, or missing it entirely. On Oct. 6, one-third of the Canyon Ridge High School boys soccer team was absent.

Senior Abdelgadir Mohamed and junior Mohamed Eidway missed the entire practice that day because of school projects. Junior Pau Khai had to drive his siblings and mother around on errands.

Source: Riverhawk refuge: Soccer provides outlet for Canyon Ridge refugee students

Sophomore Mohammed Mohamed, Abdelgadir’s younger brother, showed up about 15 minutes late, wearing a Lionel Messi Barcelona jersey. His teammates ran sprints as he laced up his cleats.

The Riverhawks were five days away from the Great Basin Conference title game.

 

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