Coach: 'We Had Kids with Helmets On in the Bathrooms'

When weather reports indicated a tornado heading directly toward Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, Southmoore High School football coach Jeff Brickman obviously cancelled spring practice. Instead, players and coaches awaited the storm by reviewing video of the previous day's practice while tucked inside the school.

"Then it hit right when school was about to let out," Brickman told Tulsa World sports columnist John E. Hoover. "All the kids in school were in shelters and we had a bunch of kids in the field house with helmets on in the bathrooms. It was pretty terrifying. It came right by the school."

The video of a massive funnel cloud tearing through an area just beyond Southmoore's athletic facilities became one of the lasting images projected to the world in the early hours after the storm left large swathes of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in ruins.

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