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(FOUNTAIN, Co., SHOT 10/2/2004) Most of the town of Leadville shows up for the Homecoming Parade as the school's marching band and football team make their way down the main drag in town before that evening's game against the Salida Spartans. The Homecoming Parade is a tradition as old as the school. Lake County plays 2A football on a field that is nearly 2 miles above sea level, the highest football field in the world. The elevation hasn't really been a home field advantage for the Panthers though as they are off to an 0-5 start on the season and first year coach Harrison Chisum admits he is trying to build some semblence of a football tradition at the school. The team only had 12 kids come out for the football team the previous year and the team was forced to play a junior varsity schedule. Lake County was down 42-0 and ended up losing the game 42-28. Coach Chisum was happy with the team's second half performance because they hadn't scored a touchdown on offense in four games. (Photo by MARC PISCOTTY / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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