Jesse Paz never knew his older brother, Adam, but he hasn't forgotten about him.
Jesse said he was a toddler when Adam passed away of leukemia at 14.
What Jesse knows about Adam are the stories his family has provided. The one he hears often is how talented Adam was on the soccer field.
Adam never got the chance to play soccer at Estancia High. Jesse said he feels fortunate to have been able to suit up for the Eagles.
In his final season, Jesse played in honor of his brother.
"He would've been a senior when [Estancia] won CIF in 2000," Jesse said.
Jesse tried his best to help the Eagles make another run at a section title.
The midfielder scored the golden goal in overtime, lifting Estancia to a 2-1 victory at Whittier La Serna in the first round of the Division 4 playoffs last week.
The goal is one Jesse will cherish for the rest of his life. It was the kind of finish his brother, who played defense as a kid, would have praised.