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Hartford community helps remove snow ahead of football playoff game [VIDEO]

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 22:57:59-04

HARTFORD — The Hartford Union High School football team will host the Holmen Vikings on Friday night, but an all-day snowfall almost put a damper on those plans.

The high school asked members of their community to help clear the field and bring snow plows and shovels with them. More than 50 people answered that call throughout the day.

They helped clear the bleachers and the field. As the temperatures drop to the 20's Thursday evening, they were able to clear the field before the snow froze and the field became unplayable.

"We have an amazing community," said Scott Helms Athletic and Activities Director for HUHS. "We could not have cleared the entire football field without the people who showed up with shovels and 10+ snow plows."

Community members learned an efficient way to help clear the snow was by blowing the snow onto tarps and then dragging the tarps to the fence. Others helped by shoveling the rest of it.

The field was cleared in 4 hours despite temperatures below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Friday night game starts at 7:00 p.m. at Gib Mahr Field in Hartford.