The story

Players on Francis Howell Central High School's football team thought they would be doing their strength training in a weight room this week.

But when team members learned that the community of Winfield -- 25 miles to the northwest -- needed help battling a swollen Mississippi River, they had no trouble choosing a different sort of workout.

About 30 members of the team from the St. Charles, Missouri, area were among the hundreds of people filling and moving sandbags Thursday and Friday to bolster levees preventing the river from overcoming Winfield. Read full article »

CNN's Katherine Wojtecki contributed to this report.

All About FloodsMississippi RiverMissouri

Don't Miss