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Super Bowl XL: Sterling, Colo.

FIELD GENERAL: Sterling High football Coach Mark Bauder at the school’s stadium. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
GOOD MORNING, STERLING: The water tower in Sterling, Colo., looms in the background as morning breaks near the rail yard. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
HAVING A CATCH: Sammy Luna, 9, hauls in a pass from Jordan Galvin, 12, in their neighborhood in Sterling, Colo. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
TIME TO REST: Jordan Galvin, 12, and Sammy Luna, 9, sit on the steps of a home in their Sterling, Colo., neighborhood. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
FANATICS: Jay and Ray Ann Brammer sit in authentic seats from the old Mile High Stadium under several posters of John Elway with their three children: Grant, 4; Zachary, 8; and Travis, 12. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
BRONCO BACKERS: Jay Brammer sits with two of his children, 8-year-old Zachary and 12-year-old Travis, in their Sterling home, which is a converted church. They are seated in front of the TV, where the altar used to be. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)
TAKING A BREAK: June and Bill Trahern, owners of Bill’s Barber Shop in Sterling, Colo., which is halfway between Los Angeles and Detroit, the sites of the first and 40th Super Bowls. (Matthew Staver / For The Times)