Hurricane Michael-hit areas look for return to normalcy as high school football returns

By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 19, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- It has been a week full of emotions in the Big Bend, the panhandle and beyond after Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the entire area.

During these times of anguish, anger and loss, sports takes a back seat. And rightfully so.

But, on nights like Friday nights, especially in the southeast, sports can prove to bring back a sense of normalcy.

And on this Friday, we'll get some, as high school football returns in full force.

Maybe the biggest game on tap in the area is down in War Eagle country, where Florida High will meet Wakulla in a battle of two five-win teams, both of which are seeking to improve their playoff seeding.

Other highlights in the schedule are Gadsden County, where the community will rally around the Jaguars as many in the community are still without power.

The Jaguars are in search of their first win this season, but what matters is bringing the community together.

Their opponent, Eastside High School, sharing in that feeling of "community," as the team brought donations of food, water, supplies and clothes.

NFC is welcoming Jefferson County and, across state lines, Cairo welcomes in Americus Sumter in a Peach State Showdown.

For up-to-the-minute score updates, click here.

Football Friday Night returns this evening to WCTV at 11:15 p.m.

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