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A time to give thanksgivings

I hope you had your fill of turkey, and if like me, a day full of NFL football viewing. And of course, some pumpkin pie.

It’s a good time to reflect on things to be thankful for.

I know the Clausen family of Walnut counts their blessings every day just seeing their little boy, Caleb, 6, aka the “Miracle Boy,” alive and recovering well after accidentally being run over by a semi. If you don’t believe in miracles now, you never will.

We are blessed living in Bureau County to have such caring people to rally around this little boy to help them financially as they face medical and travel expenses, but more importantly lifting them in prayer. It’s worked and continues to work each day and every day, with each prayer.

I count my blessings and name them one by one: Kami, Brooke, Brynn, mom and the rest of my family, my friends, my job, my country, my old coach, Stormin’ Norman Mueller and his wife, Pat, and all my sports teams and kids I have coached over the years.

At this time of Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to hug your kids and let them know how much you love them.

• Blairing down: Princeton native Blair Hubbard is up to his old tricks in the Colorado state football playoffs. The 1987 PHS grad has guided his Broomfield Eagles to the 4A (of 5) State Semifinals. Broomfield started the season 2-4 and from there on out, every game became a playoff game for the Eagles.

They made the playoffs as the 15 seed and drew the 2 seed Windsor on the road, a team they had lost to 40-14 in Week 3. No problem, Broomfield won 31-0.

Last week, they took on No. 7 Loveland, which had beat Broomfield 28-21 in Week 6. Broomfield escaped with a 28-27 win in overtime.

Saturday, they’ll face No. 6 Pueblo South. Hubbard says his Eagles will have their hands full, but will give them “everything we’ve got.”

Broomfield reached the state finals last year in Hubbard’s first year. Hubbard won three Colorado state (2A) championships at Faith Christian and placed second another year.

• In closing, I’d like to offer my condolences to the Hill family from Spring Valley for their loss. Grant Hill (Hall class of 2015) was taken much too soon, too young.

Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him khieronymus@bcrnews.com.

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