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(FOUNTAIN, Co., SHOT 10/2/2004) Lake County Panthers' WR/K/P Kel Cheze (#32, left clapping, senior) gets his teammates fired up as they prepare to get underway the the Homecoming Parade through the main drag in Leadville the morning before their game against the Salida Spartans. The Homecoming Parade through town is a tradition that dates back as long as the school has been open and a good portion of the small town's population turns out to support their 0-5 team. 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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