McCluer North is a high school located in the Ferguson Florissant School District. McCluer North, historically, is home to many great academics, football in particular. With a new coach, McCluer North was on to a great start for their 2014 season. However on August 9th, 2014, 18 year-old, Michael Brown Jr., was shot several times and killed by a Ferguson police officer. Soon after the city endured numerous riots and protests. Owing to the fact of the riots, the Ferguson-Florissant School District was shut down. Effecting the entire city and the McCluer North football team. The team received news that they could not practice at home, because of the news, the team moved to a local park. After days of practice at the local park, head coach, Courtland Griffin, received a call from the St. Louis Rams management in regards to the park field. The Courtland replied, "well it is hot, the grass is unleveled and there are lots of bugs but we are grateful to practice!" The St. Louis Rams organization invited the McCluer North football team to practice at their indoor facility. The team was very grateful and used football to stay focused!