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Mark Drake keeps a close eye on the action during his final game as the Sailors' coach - a Nov. 22, 2003, loss against Florence in the state semifinals. Bob Harris, Drake's longtime assistant, stands downfield.

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Hall of Fame bound

Former Sailors football coach to receive honor

It's not often that you can surprise a coach who's won a state championship, six league titles, seven Coach of the Year honors and led his teams to 14 state playoff appearances. But former Steamboat Springs High School football coach Mark Drake admits he was taken aback when he received the letter informing him of his pending induction into the Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place March 24 in Denver.


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