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Hockey Team Talks About Surviving Franklin Storm

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by Janet Kim

FRANKLIN,Tenn. - Clean-up efforts were underway at Centennial High School after a powerful storm rolled through Wednesday night.

High winds caused damage to the baseball field dugouts and created some scary moments for the school's hockey team.

The Centennial Club Hockey players were having a conditioning practice outside when the storm hit.

"Preseason we always do conditioning to get people back in the groove," said Cam Napier, who has played on the team for three years.

"I think we knew it was going to be a bad situation when the field started getting really wet and flooding out," said Harrison Donini, who also plays on the team.

The Cougars headed to the dugouts for shelter, only to see a bad situation turn worse.

"We got all of the lower classmen to fill up the bottom and then all the upper classmen got up here to block from the rain, and we were all holding onto the roof and then all of a sudden, the roof lifted up and everyone fell back here," said Napier.

Coaches and players hunkered down until the storm passed.

"That was an experience in itself for the roof to fly off and everybody scrambling to get somewhere else," said Napier.

Most of the team made it out with just scrapes and bruises. One coach was taken to the hospital to check out injuries to his arm, but officials expected him to make a full recovery.

School officials said the roof will be replaced on the dugouts will be designed to hopefully keep this from happening again.

Williamson County School officials hoped to have the roofs of the dugouts rebuilt by this week. 

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