Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, September 14, 2018

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By Optic Editorial Board

Jumping into mud puddles sounds like more fun to some of us than having to deal with one of eastern New Mexico’s toughest football teams. But that was the task required of our local squads last Friday, as the rain poured down.
Slipping and sliding across a wet field, with a highly ranked opponent to boot, are how mental toughness and skill are built. Pounding another team 50-0 is a reflection of growth, but doesn’t promote it; tough teams and people are built from the times when things aren’t going well.

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