Tornado-ravaged Ill. city rallies around football
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just after his team advanced to the Illinois state high school football championship Saturday, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin's coach had his players take a knee at midfield for a prayer with their opponents — a team from a town brought to its own knees just six days earlier by a deadly tornado.
As tears welled in the eyes of some of Washington High's players, Sacred Heart-Griffin coach Ken Leonard called for the on-field prayer.
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