SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State Football was supposed to be holding another Spring Practice Monday morning.

After Friday’s storm damage, the Sycamores decided to call off practice and head down to Sullivan to help with the cleanup. The storm touched home for Sycamore Wide Receiver Dakota Caton as part of his family property suffered damage.

“It’s obviously very emotional,” says Caton.

“I was in Terre Haute at the time and it’s a very sad story my grandma was in this house behind us and it hit this house directly. She wasn’t answering her phone and I was really freaking out trying to get a hold of her.”

“Pictures don’t do it justice.”

“I came down here on Saturday and Sunday and it’s terrible. It’s devastating. I hate to see my community like this, but I’m glad to have our team out here helping it means a lot.”

ISU WR Dakota Caton and Head Coach Curt Mallory survey the damage in Sullivan Monday.

For Head Coach Curt Mallory, the decision was an easy one to make.

“This is for a more important reason than football,” says Mallory.

“Our team came out here today to help this community and obviously Dakota and his family and they are out here and made a huge dent.”

Monday’s showing by the football team just shows how special the Wabash Valley community can be.

“Hopefully this will bring awareness and encourages others which I know it will to come out and support and help which there’s a lot of people out here doing that.”

The Sycamores will continue practice later this week.