Tornadoes take homecoming to Douglass after twister damages home field

DOUGLASS, Kan. (KWCH) Douglass High School hosted a homecoming game Friday evening for Eureka.

(Courtesy: Bobby Amey)

A tornado destroyed the football stadium at the Eureka High School in July and that forced the Tornadoes (Eureka's mascot) to play all of the home games away.

Douglass' athletic director called EHS and asked what they could do anything to help out. Eureka requested to be the honorary home team for their homecoming game.

Eureka players wore their home uniforms and its band performed.

Students joked that it was more of an "away coming" instead of a homecoming. But, they all say they're thankful Douglass went out of their way to make them feel welcome.

“It is amazing that they were willing to let us come here and have our away-coming and experience everything that we’ve missed out on,” said Kennedy Johnson, a part of Eureka's homecoming court.

Douglass shared the details on its Facebook page and the post has been shared more than 400 times.

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(Courtesy: Bobby Amey)