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Rose Law Group Hero of the Week: Phoenix high school student battles back from coma to net title-clinching goal in soccer

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By Richard Obert | AzCentral Sports

As he lined up the penalty kick at Gilbert Campo Verde High School, all that entered Jake Sarver’s head was what a great story this would write.

Jake had come minutes from death less than two years ago; he had to learn to walk and eat and talk all over again; he didn’t receive medical clearance until late this season and his coach jumped in fear every time the senior collided with somebody on the field.

So when Jake, a 5-foot-11, 130-pound midfielder, drove the ball past the Blue Ridge goal keeper and into the net to give the private school its first state boys soccer championship as an Arizona Interscholastic Association member, it set off a celebration and brought some to tears.


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