WEWAHITCHKA, Fl. (WTXL) - The Panhandle of Florida was hit hard two weeks ago by Hurricane Michael, which was nearly a category five hurricane at landfall.
Several cities and towns suffered extreme damage, and two weeks later, many are still without power. Many high schools have made the decision to continue on with their football season, despite not having practice fields, stadiums, or equipment anymore.
While Panhandle teams have been left to pick up the pieces, they haven't had to do so alone. Several Big Bend football teams have made the trip west to help out, and on Wednesday, Maclay was the latest.
The Marauders gathered supplies for the Wewahitchka Gators, and then upon delivering them, stayed to help the Gators clean and restore their athletic complex.
Maclay head coach Lance Ramer said it was tough to see, but so uplifting and rewarding for both programs. "It was a wonderful day," he said. "Life changing for sure."
Maclay has a bye week this week, but faces Pataula Charter Academy on November 2nd to close out their season. Wewa travels to Franklin County this Friday, where they'll face Franklin County. Kickoff is at 6:00/CT.