Fans Brave Cold, Ice for Football Game

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:29 AM CDT
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In Collin County, football fans trekked across icy roads and crushed ice on bleachers at Eagle Stadium to watch Highland Park and Wylie face off Monday night.

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

In Collin County, football fans trekked across icy roads and crushed ice on bleachers at Eagle Stadium to watch Highland Park and Wylie face off Monday night.

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High school football fans bundled up for match up in Collin County Monday night.

Fans of both Highland Park and Wylie braved icy roads and frigid temperatures for the big game at Allen's Eagle Stadium.

Some people spent double the amount time they usually do behind the wheel.

“We know the roads here, so we took it easy," said Jeff Churchwell, of Candon. "It just took a while.” 

“I was like, 'Do you want to turn around?' Because the traffic was backed up; but once we got here we were ready to go,” said Taylor McGregor, of Wylie.

Inside the stadium, crews cleared the field and left piles of ice waist-high in both end zones.

Fans had to use their feet to break the ice on the bleachers in order to sit down.

“I had to go out and spend a bunch of money getting Under Armor for some of the kids,” added Churchwell.

The stands became packed as the game went on. 

The football fans that attended were determined, and in some cases, relieved, to be outside.

“What has been frustrating has been sitting in the house for three days. I’m super glad to be out,” said Pamela McCown, of Wylie.

NBC 5's Julie Fine contributed to this report.
 

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