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Kanawha football teams meet New Orleans Saints

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees speaks to Herbert Hoover High School and Elkview Middle School football players after the Saints' practice Sunday morning at the Greenbrier.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Chris Dorst
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees speaks to Herbert Hoover High School and Elkview Middle School football players after the Saints’ practice Sunday morning at the Greenbrier.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — What does it take to get about a hundred high-school and middle-school boys up and awake before 6 a.m. on the weekend? Nothing short of a miracle.

But a chance to meet Drew Brees and the rest of the New Orleans Saints might do the trick.

“You know, this is one of those things where, what else can you say really?” said Tim Meyer, Herbert Hoover High School’s football coach. “When they invite you down, and take care of you like they did, it’s very humbling. It makes me and all these kids feel really special.”

After the Saints heard about how floods destroyed Herbert Hoover High School, and the football program along with it, the team reached out to do what it could to help. Football players from Herbert Hoover and Elkview Middle School were bused down to watch the Saints practice…

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