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Snowfall Cancels Prep Practice, So Team Busts Out Shovels

Tabatha Wethal

A high school football team in Lucas, Ohio, had to cancel practice Monday because of a big snowstorm, but the team found a way to help the community and get its reps in. 

A winter storm in north central Ohio dumped several inches of snow Sunday night, which forced the Lucas Cubs' to cancel the regularly scheduled Monday weight training session, the Richland Source reported

Instead of risking hazardous travel, coach Scott Spitler asked the players to shovel snow. 

"Our kids understand we are pretty blessed with the support we get from our community," Spitler said. "We’ve got some community members who, whether its because of health reasons or age, they could use a hand."

The team helped clear more than 20 driveways for free. 

The football team cleared driveways last winter and is always looking for ways to engage with the community as part of a community-service competition within the team, the Richland Source reported. 

“We’re always looking for ways to give back,” Spitler said. “The players are put into units in the off-season that are led by the seniors. This is an opportunity for them to take part in what we call the Represent the Call Challenge. I told them to take the opportunity to give back to the community.”

In a tweet Monday, Spitler shared several photos of snow-cleared driveways and boosted the team for their work. 

"Great job today Cubs, over 20 community driveways cleaned!" Spitler wrote. "Thank you Lucas for always being so supportive of our players, program and school!" 

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