By Jamie Leary

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – It was a frozen field under the Friday night lights at the Jefferson County stadium, but the fans? Just happy the playoff game between Ralston Valley and Columbine wasn’t cancelled.

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“Never had 18 inches of snow to move off bleachers! We were very concerned when we showed up,” said Bruce Yarish, a Columbine parent. “We were like, where do you start?”

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Yarish was one of dozens of volunteers who arrived at the Jefferson County Stadium around 7 a.m. Friday. His son plays for Columbine and he was determined to clear the stands.

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“It’s a community effort and we came out and made sure that we had everybody a place to sit and not in the snow, where the feet aren’t gonna freeze and their butts aren’t gonna freeze,” he said.

Unfortunately, by halftime, a short-lived storm had once again covered the field. It wasn’t enough snow to call the game but enough to call for more shoveling.

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Columbine walked away with a 29-15 win and while the field was in rough shape, it was nothing compared to Tuesday morning.


Jamie Leary


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