Aplington-Parkersburg Football Team on National TV Sunday Night

(Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

The Hlog normally isn’t in the habit of giving free plugs to major corporations. It should be the other way around, and they know it.

But this is well worth an exception. During the Sunday Night Football Halftime Show this Sunday and next Sunday on NBC’s telecast of NFL games, video pieces will be aired on the Aplington-Parkersburg football team and how it has dealt with the May tornado that ripped Parkersburg and its high school apart. The above photo is of what had been A-P’s weight room.

All year, the Sunday Night Football telecasts are profiling what they deem to be the eight “gutsiest” high
school football teams in America. The Falcons have never lacked for the right stuff, that’s for sure. They were 4-0 going into their game tonight (Friday). There are some people and places that even tornadoes can’t defeat.

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