JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Twenty years ago, the Columbine High School football team played a tremendous role in helping heal the community after the tragedy changed their school forever. That year, the team won the state championship.
That victory happened only a few months after gunmen killed 12 students and a teacher at the school.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Custer County Commissioners Vote To Drop All Restrictions, Open Up 100%
On Tuesday night, the 1999 Columbine Rebels team was honored with an induction into the Colorado High School Activities Association, CHSAA, Hall of Fame.READ MORE: Berthoud Real Estate Agent Bret Lamperes Charged With Money Laundering
“Everything… all the adversity we went through that upcoming spring… it was an opportunity that we could have either drifted apart or come together and we chose the latter,” said Landone Jones.
“I think athletics teaches you how to preserve, how to overcome adversity how to work with other people and they did all that.”MORE NEWS: Colorado Parks And Wildlife Urging Pet Stores To Remove Betta Buddy Marimo Balls Due To Zebra Mussels
There were six CHSAA Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday night.