Despite Damage, Maple Valley Kickoff on Time

By: Nick LaFaveq
By: Nick LaFaveq

The Maple Valley Lions kicked off their football season on time despite having part of the school roof blown onto the field less than 48 hours before.

The high windstorm took the roof off an entire wing of the school and spread much of it across the brand new field. Liability restrictions limited the number of volunteers allowed to help with the cleanup, but the Belfour National Disaster Team worked through the night to get the field ready.

The track surrounding the field was also severely damaged, but because the track season is still so far off, school officials say they will deal with that problem at a later date.

The school has an insurance policy of more than $10 million officials say will be used to help with repairs.

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