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Emiliano Lemus, 6, of Imperial (right) wins the kick-off during the Goleros special needs soccer league season opener on Saturday in Brawley. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

BRAWLEY — Local special needs children battled it out on the “soccer pitch” here Saturday.

Saturday was the kick-off for the start of the 2021 season for the Goleros special needs league. The league is one half of the entire soccer program offered by Best STEP Forward.

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Lucas Guzman, 5, of Brawley, (left) looks into the crowd during the Goleros special needs soccer league season opener on Saturday in Brawley. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

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Players from the Redbacks and the Blue Sharks participate in a ‘good game’ line during the Goleros special needs soccer league season opener on Saturday in Brawley. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

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Isaac Casarez, 6, of Calipatria, sits while a coach adjusts his shin guards during the Goleros special needs soccer league season opener on Saturday in Brawley. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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