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Football returns to Bastrop after wildfires

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Another sign of recovery from Central
Texas wildfires has happened on the athletic field.

The Bastrop High School football team ran on to the field
Thursday night with a banner that read, "Out of the ashes we
rise." The Bears went on to defeat San Marcos 48-23 at Memorial
Stadium in Bastrop, about 25 miles east of Austin.

Volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders were
honored during a halftime ceremony.

The Bastrop ISD canceled classes last week due to raging
wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and scorched about
34,000 acres. Extracurricular activities were also called off.
School resumed Monday.

Bastrop coach Gerald Perry says you see small victories every
day in the community and in the players.

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