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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Uniform color at Columbia City High School has created a buzz in the community.
While some are accepting of the more modern look of black sports gear, many feel that tradition is lost by getting away from the schoolâ€™s colors â€” maroon and gold.
â€śWe are stepping away from tradition and school spirit by making changes with uniforms,â€ť said Candy Pease, CCHS alumnus. â€śI hate it. We compete with another school that has black and gold (Churubusco) as their school colors and they are the Eagles as well. Where is our originality? Shouldnâ€™t we show our school spirit?â€ť
Paul Sade, Churubuscoâ€™s head football coach and assistant athletic director, said personally he doesnâ€™t have a problem with Columbia Cityâ€™s changes.
â€śBy the same token â€” we will never go away from old gold and black, as long as Iâ€™m here,â€ť Sade said. â€śThose are our colors and thatâ€™s what weâ€™ll wear.â€ť
But some coaches and fans alike enjoy a change of scenery in Columbia Cityâ€™s sports.
â€śI think the black with maroon and gold gives it a little pop,â€ť said Brandon Marshall, CCHS graduate. â€śI like the idea.â€ť
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