While town cleans up, team prepares for a big game

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - The home where Colton Marshall and his family lived is gone - one of 1,000 damaged or destroyed Sunday when a powerful tornado plowed through his central Illinois town of Washington.

But Tuesday in Illinois State University's Hancock Stadium, Marshall, 18, and his teammates from Washington Community High School didn't let the disruption from the storm keep them from a routine they've had for years. They put on their helmets and pads, and started preparing for a football game. This one's a big deal: a state semifinal on Saturday.

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