CLARKSVILLE, Ohio - The Clinton-Massie School District gathered in support of its high school football team Thursday morning.
Faculty, students and staff cheered on the Falcons as they left for Canton, Ohio in pursuit of the school’s first state football championship.
Dan McSurley, the team's head coach, was proud to see the all the students were out of class to with his team good luck.
"This is awesome we're a real close nit community," McSurely said. "There's a lot of pride in the community right now. All these buses have been donated. It really helps these kids feel special."
More than 500 students lined the driveway and chanted, "I believe that we will win" as the Falcons loaded the buses.
"We've always been the bridesmaid and never been the bride," McSurely said. "Now were the bride. Now we got to bring home the state championship for the community and our school."
Clinton-Massie Schools will be closed Friday so students can travel to watch the Falcons play St. Clairsville for the state title at 3 p.m. at Canton’s Fawcett Stadium.
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