Prep football's Friday night lights shine on post-Harvey aid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Schools around the country are launching drives for money and emergency supplies to help Hurricane Harvey victims in a place many Texans consider sacred - under the Friday night lights of high school football.

The schools are tapping into the big crowds and community spirit in the stands.

The Texas High School Coaches Association has urged teams to raise funds for the Red Cross during games.

Pennsylvania's East Stroudsburg South High School also will collect funds for the Red Cross. The football coach says players are playing for people in Texas who won't be able to watch a Friday night game.

Schools in suburban St. Louis are collecting batteries and towels. Opposing teams in the Denver area are collecting shoes, and a school near Cincinnati is asking for clothing donations.

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