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High School Notes© February 2000
Columbine football team brings home state title
Seven months after the school lived through the worst high school massacre in U.S. history, Columbine (Colo.) High School had something to cheer about again.
The Rebels capped an improbable state-title run with a 21-14 victory over traditional power Cherry Creek for the 5A state championship.
Chants of "We are Columbine" echoed during the game from an estimated 8,000 Columbine students and fans filling the stands. The chant had become the school's unofficial motto since two students opened fire in the school, killing 12 classmates, a teacher and then themselves.
"What we carried in our hearts, there aren't words for," said Coach Andy Lowry. "This is a game, and if we could bring those . . . kids back, I would trade everything in the world for that."
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