A spirited and rousing assembly for school and community honoring the state champion Cedaredge Bruins brought people from across the county together at Cedaredge High School on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The event followed a Cedaredge Main Street parade.
Words of thanks, of praise, of pride and encouragement and hope sounded through the filled-to-capacity CHS gymnasium as speakers from the district administration, school, and community found lessons of life in the Bruins' football successes this year.
Head coach Brandon Milholland delivered his thanks to a long list of individuals who had played important roles in the 2012 season. He recounted stories of his players overcoming obstacles, injuries, and tough opponents to rise from a 3-7 season a few years ago to the state championship this year.
Coach Milholland said that his players "never accepted mediocrity. They expected greatness. They are winners who have provided all of us with a feeling of hope."
Former CHS principal Bill Kehmeier told the assembly that it has been 49 years since CHS last brought home a team state champion. That was in 1964 when the track team took state.
Following the Bruins' 18-16 win over Buena Vista for the state crown two weeks ago, an outpouring of community pride produced a three-mile- long convoy of supporters and fans that conducted the team from the base of Cerro Summit. The convoy was escorted from Montrose to Cedaredge by law enforcement agencies from each jurisdiction along the way.blog comments powered by Disqus