Football players prepare for big game while town cleans up - – Rockford’s News Leader

Washington football players prepare for big game while town cleans up

Damage left in Washington, IL Damage left in Washington, IL

While their town cleans up after Sunday's devastating tornado, the members of Washington Community High School's football team is gearing up for a state semifinal game.

Ten of the team's players lost their family homes and Coach Darrell Crouch said preparing for Saturday's game against Sacred Heart-Griffin High School has required some help. Washington's fans will head to the game on buses chartered by Sacred Heart and the Panther's last opponent, Normal University High School, bought the players lunch and offered help with laundry.

Washington's mayor said earlier this week that over 1,000 homes in the town had been damaged in Sunday's storm.

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