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Jacob Johnson's family staying in Kevin Wilson's old home

By Robert Przybylo, Staff Writer, Modified: June 22, 2011 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 21, 2011
Nixon’s not sure how to describe the last few weeks. He said the best way would be “confusing.”

Nixon was working with his dad when they received the message about how destructive the storms were going to be. The Nixons went to a church and stayed there until the storm had left.

“All I could think initially was ‘why?’” Nixon said. “But I know that God works in mysterious ways.”

The Nixon family is renting a house in Goldsby until everything is squared away.

And though his family was going through a rough ordeal of its own, Nixon said he definitely wanted to be there for Beller.

“Coach Beller has helped me so much since coming here,” Nixon said. “It’s made us a lot closer, and he’s the biggest influence in my life.”

Brandon Benson, Jr., WR

The Bensons and three other families huddled in the basement of the Bensons’ house and waited out the storm.

The tornado didn’t completely destroy the house, but it did such severe damage to the roof that the house has been deemed unlivable.

Benson is still trying to wrap his head around what happened.

“I’m not really sure,” Benson said when asked what he’s learned about himself in the last month. “I don’t know. It’s not fun right now, and we’re just doing the best we can.”

The Benson family is currently staying in a fifth wheel RV.


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