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Take Two for September 28, 2012




Kevin Dillman, 16, of La Mirada High School's Matadores varsity football team closes his eyes as he stretches on the field before practice in La Mirada, Wednesday, September 5, 2012. A native of Sweden, Dillman plans to pursue his dream into college football and later make it his career in the National Football League.
Kevin Dillman, 16, of La Mirada High School's Matadores varsity football team closes his eyes as he stretches on the field before practice in La Mirada, Wednesday, September 5, 2012. A native of Sweden, Dillman plans to pursue his dream into college football and later make it his career in the National Football League.
Anibal Ortiz / KPCC

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