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Lakewood pushes back homecoming game to support flood victims

1:36 PM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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The Lakewood Tigers clearly are willing to help in any way they can.

The Tigers were supposed to play their homecoming game against Fairview High School at 4 p.m. Friday. Instead, Lakewood has agreed to push the game back to noon Saturday to give Fairview an extra day to prepare.

Boulder-based Fairview was highly affected by the vast flooding in Colorado. According to Knight's athletic director Frank Lee, 79 kids remain displaced, and many more were affected in some fashion by the water. The school was closed for nearly a week. Students didn't return until Wednesday, meaning the football team has had very limited practice time leading in to the game with Lakewood.

It's important to point out that Lakewood did not have to push back the game. They could have taken advantage of the fact that Fairview had limited time to prepare. 

"Some people are losing their homes and possessions. Delaying a football game one day is not that big a deal," Lakewood head coach Mark Robinson told 9NEWS.

Lakewood's booster parents have also decided to pass around collection buckets during the game. All money donated will be given directly to Fairview High School to help their students and staff affected by the floods.

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