The Oklahoma Eight-Man Football Coaches' Association all-star game will go on despite the severe flooding that has hit Miami.
The game, which will be played here for the fifth straight year, is being shifted to Commerce High School.
“NEO can't feed us but they will house the kids,” said Stacey Satterwhite, chair of the local organizing committee. “We won't be able to practice or use the other facilities.”
More than a dozen buildings on the NEO campus either received significant water damage or had water in basements. That includes the cafeteria, NEO Fieldhouse, football fieldhouse and Robertson Field.
The organizing committee for the game had already planned on playing this year's game at Commerce due to uncertainty over plans to renovate Robertson Field.
With the college practice field unuseable, the all-star teams will hold their daily practice at Miami High School.
An alternate site for the Friday night awards banquet is being sought since the Carter Student Union Ballroom is off limits for now.
“We will get through it,” Satterwhite said.
David Zachary, executive director of the OEMFCA, was in Miami Saturday to lend a hand in the relief effort.
“You guys have been awfully good to us up there, so this way we can repay it a little bit,” Zachary said.