Clovis North football player is breathing on his own

CLOVIS, Calif.

Sophomore John Lara is clearly on the minds of the Clovis North student body. The logo Lara penned himself "JL3," for his number, has not only been adopted by his friends but this decal will go on the Bronco JV, freshman and varsity helmets as well as the Granite Ridge middle school helmets.

On Monday students formed a massive impromptu prayer circle for John Lara.

Clovis North Principal Norm Anderson said, "It brought some real tears to good adults on this campus. John's youngest sister was coming back to school. It was her first day back on campus and the students wanted to let her know how much they were supporting the family."

It has been a very emotional week on campus. Lara's teammates are preparing for their first game since their defensive leader got hurt.

JV Head Coach Cory Hall explained, "The guys break every huddle with "John." We know what is ahead of us. The guys know what's at stake and they know what we're playing for. It's not just about a championship. It's about their teammate who's not on the field with them also."

The Clovis North and Clovis High JV teams will have a moment of silence to honor John Lara before Friday's game at Lamonica Stadium.

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An account has been set up for John Lara. If you would like to help with his medical expenses, donations can be sent to:

"Bronco Foundation John Lara Fund" at Clovis North High School
2770 East International
Fresno, CA 93730

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