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Bigger, stronger, better: East Webster bounces back well from April 2011 tornado

September 23, 2013

This photo shows the new rebuilt field house at East Webster High School. (Photo courtesy of Beth Hendrix)

MATHISTON – Football is often compared to a battle.
Teams arrive on the field ready to throw every ounce of energy it has at its opponent with the ultimate goal of victory in mind.
Over the last couple of years, East Webster has faced more than the challenges normally found on a football field.
On April 27, 2011, East Webster High School was hit by a tornado that left the school in complete dismay. The spirit of the Wolverines was not lost and according to the school website, the plan is to “rebuild better and stronger than ever.”
During the reconstruction, students at East Webster have been attending classes on the nearby campus of the former Wood Junior College, but come Friday nights, the Wolverines community makes a return to its home in Cumberland to watch their football team in action.
“It is big to play at home,” East Webster athletic director and football coach Doug Wilson said. “We get to come back to a campus that we have all been a part of for so long. Sure, being 5-0 helps get people there, but the people of Cumberland support us no matter what.”

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