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Midlands football team comes together to help SC flood victims

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The team spent hours pulling soggy insulation out of the crawlspace in Gillespie's home. The team spent hours pulling soggy insulation out of the crawlspace in Gillespie's home.
Ben Lippen football coach Derek White Ben Lippen football coach Derek White

By Amber Stanton

No school and no practice meant one thing for the Ben Lippen football team and their coach Derek White last week, an opportunity to help those affected by the flood.

The team traded their pads and helmets in for gloves and safety masks. They helped Lauren Gillespie by ripping out insulation ruined by flood waters that filled her home.

"Just seeing everyone come together is just awesome," Gillespie says.

Ben Lippen Principal Max Russell says that it's about the team giving back to the community.

"The community comes out every week to come give them support, and they wanna get out and show the community support," Russell says.

Ben Lippen resumed classes Monday and the football team is scheduled to face Laurence Manning Academy at home on Friday at 7:30pm, road condition permitting.

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