semi-pro football

Semi-pro team dedicates season to Rivera

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Martin Rivera Jr. (left) and Martin Rivera suit up for the West Coast Soldiers. The elder Rivera wears the number three in honor of his son Sebastian, who passed away in September. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

Nearly five months have passed since the tragic loss of Central High quarterback Sebastian Rivera. The prep football season, the holidays have all come and gone. Time may heal wounds, but for Martin Rivera dealing with the passing of his son is still very much a work in progress.