WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WKYT) - This Sunday will mark six months since a series of tornadoes tore across Kentucky, killing two dozen people and damaging thousands of homes and businesses.
West Liberty was one of the hardest hit places. Morgan County High School's football field was nearly destroyed in a tornado, and the school worried the team wouldn't be able to play there this year.
However, thanks to lots of support, repairs were made, and the team played its first home game of the season Friday night.
"I believe this is just a chance for everybody to see that we can build back, that everybody can focus and come together. We can still enjoy our days no matter everything that has happened," said Sgt. Jeff Crase with the Kentucky State Police.
Sgt. Crase is just thankful he can be a fan in the stands, cheering on his son, who wears number 19.
During the tornado, a single decision changed his life, when he came face to face with it.
Video shows Sgt. Crase rushing into the West Liberty Police Department moments before the tornado hit. His cruiser was destroyed in the tornado.
"It seemed to work out, I'm sure I had a little bit of help from above on my side. There was a lot of people, you have to look at the devastation in this town, can't believe we didn't have more injuries or fatalities."
In Morgan County, it's not about winning or losing, it's about moving forward. And for Sgt. Crase, that happened when his son, Walter, scored a touchdown during Friday night's game against Estill County.
" It means a whole lot to be here tonight and watch him, he was in the storm that night but wasn't injured."
Morgan County won the game, 44-8.
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