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Visiting football team tackles Pikes Peak

Published: August 31, 2013, 11:51 am, by Kristina Iodice
Mark Reis, The Gazette

Mark Reis, The Gazette

A team from Nebraska wanted a team-building exercise. The coach decided to use a piece of his past – so the team took on America’s mountain in late July.

“That was probably the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life,” said Mason Gegzna, a Midland football player. “We all made it to the top but we had to keep telling ourselves, ‘left, right, keep going, keep pushing through the burn.’”

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