Oakland, CA — After sustaining injuries during the 2019 football season, Joseph Christensen expected 2020 to be his breakout year. But then COVID-19 hit and the Laney College football season was delayed. For Christensen, it means his dreams of obtaining a Division I scholarship are on hold.
This story was produced by YR Media and is part of a collaborative project “Behind Our Masks” that includes content from young journalists from Boyle Heights Beat, The kNOw and Coachella Unincorporated.
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