Return of Football Brings "Normalcy"

By: Claire Kellett, Anchor/Reporter

The damaged scoreboard at Aplington-Parkersburg High School Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in Parkersburg. A tornado tore through the city Sunday. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

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By Claire Kellett

PARKERSBURG - The Aplington-Parkersburg high school football team took the field at home Friday night for the first time since May's massive tornado. That deadly tornado tore through the Butler County town of Parkersburg, destroying half the community... including the high school.

Friday night, people from both Aplington and Parkersburg forgot about the devastation and focused on football. The football field is the only thing that's left of the high school campus. It's one of the only things fully restored here in Parkersburg. Ask any A-P fan and they will tell you it's fitting because football brings both towns together.

A-P beat West Marshall 53 - 20.

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