Minnesotans play football in spite of record-breaking weather

(NBC) - Despite the strong winds brought on by a massive weather system, dozens of high school football games went on as planned across Minnesota Tuesday night.

"Kids will talk about it forever," said New Prague Coach Jim Benick.  "Whatever happens, they'll talk about the windy game that we played. They'll never forget this game."

All the boys from New Prague and Austin had to do was hope the defenses were more forgiving than the 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts they faced.

What wasn't bolted down fell down, and what wasn't tied down blew away.

With some of the night's best receptions involving debris on the field, coaches put more stock in their ground game.

New Prague ended the night victorious, beating Austin 38 to 12.

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