Flooding damaged De Soto's football field last week.
leaving the school's homecoming game this Friday in
a local university is lending a helping hand to make
it a night to remember.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now with the story.
The flooding essentially ruined De Soto's football
field for the remainder of the football season.
And with the team's homecoming game this Friday.
the UW-La Crosse football team offered up their *own
field Friday afternoon.
Making sure their homecoming.
is still game on!
NAT POP: Kids playing
It's homecoming week at De Soto.
And like many other schools...
NAT POP: Cheerleading
it's a time for school pride.
Everyone's really jacked up about the school pride.
You see all the games in the high school.
Every locker is dazzled up by the girls and everything.
But for De Soto.
the flooding last week completely ruined their field.
Leaving this week's homecoming game in limbo.
It was crazy to see.
I can't believe there was that much.
I went down there, and you sink into your ankles.
It's just insane.
They saw some of the pictures online, but until some
of them got there on Saturday morning, then they realized
how big of a deal it was.
But as expected .
when mother nature strikes.
several schools offered to lend a helping hand.
UW-La Crosse was one of those.
offering their field Friday afternoon.
and moving their own team's practice.
to give the kids a homecoming they will never forget.
I'm really happy for them to get a chance to play
in a facility like this, and that their homecoming
can go on as planned.
Maybe not exactly as it was going to be, but that
it is still in a nice place for them to play in.
I had my parents talking ealrier, 'You're playing
at UWL?' I'm like, 'Yeah, we're playing on a college
field!' and just picturing running out of there through
those stands and all that, I can't wait.
I'm going to get jacked! I can't wait!
So in a week that has been anything but normal.
the field is a homecoming gift ...
NAT Pop: Cheering
for everyone in De Soto to cheer about.
Man, It's just a huge gift that we could have gotten.
IN LAX, EJ, N8.
De Soto espcially wanted to thank the facilities director
at UW-La Crosse for making this happen.
As for the field.
schools that play there typically must pay a certain
but in this special case.
that fee was waived.
Places like Viroqua.
La Crosse Logan and others also offered up their field
for this week's game.
And to accomodate the game.
the Aquinas-Holmen game.
which was already scheduled at UW-La Crosse at 7 o'clock.
was pushed back to 7-thirty.