Prep Football Focus: Episode II of new documentary series "A Coach in the Deep East"

October 23, 2014

An interesting new football documentary series by Grit Media focuses on Castlemont High School's football team, a school located in the rough neighborhood of East Oakland, California.

Known as the "Kill Zone," East Oakland is an area that has seen its share of violent crime, but Ed Washington, a new coach for Castlemont's football team and a relatively young man himself, is trying to change this area and inspire his students one step at a time.

The series tracks Washington's journey as he mentors his athletes and tries to bring stability to their lives.  Episode II in the series can be viewed above, or by going to

Editor's Note: The video deals with serious subject matter and may contain profanity

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