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Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

When Pine Creek returns to defend its Class 4A football state championship on Saturday, its opponent will also be returning to Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Longmont (10-3) was at Mile High earlier this season when it was honored for some of the community service it does.

The "Today Show" featured the Trojans on its national show. Among the services the Trojans provided were re-landscaping an elderly woman's yard that had been damaged by flooding and building fences that had been blown down by a tornado in Windsor.

"I always get asked, but we don't do it for football, don't do it for bonding," Longmont coach Doug Johnson told The Gazette on Friday. "It does that. But we do that because we want to be unselfish and we want to give and because we're blessed. I don't want it to go any farther than that. When you're blessed, you make life by what you give, not by what you get."

Pine Creek (13-0) will play Longmont at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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