“Why are you so good?”
The kids like the sound of this question. Here’s a stranger with a notepad, wanting to know how a bunch of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders became one of the greatest Seattle sports stories nobody knows.
But they struggle to explain. We practice three times a day, suggests one. We can run like nobody else, says another.
Yonatan Tadesse, 10, raises his hand. Like most of the others, he’s a refugee in America, arriving from Ethiopia in 2005.
“It’s Mr. Jamshid,” he says. “He makes us play all kinds of sports that aren’t, like, normal.”
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