- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University is hosting a middle school football game at its indoor practice facility to benefit flood victims and recovery efforts.

Marshall says on its athletic department website that teams from Elkview and DuPont middle schools will play Saturday. It’s the first game to be played at the 2-year-old building. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Flooding in late June killed 23 people statewide and devastated homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick is a Clendenin native and Herbert Hoover High School graduate. The floods destroyed Herbert Hoover High School and damaged Elkview Middle School.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

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