(SPANISH FORT, Ala.) - 5A State Champions - what a feeling. Players haven't come home just yet but folks in town are definitely celebrating. "Oh we got home about 2:30 this morning I'm so glad I did not have to drive," said Cece Poe, a local hair stylist who's more than proud of her son, Toro's quarterback Joel Poe.
Her customer, Kay Curry, and her husband Dallas are big fans too. Both made the long trip to Auburn to see the game. "We moved here six years ago. My grandson played with Spanish Fort for with her older son,so we are big fans and we go to see Joel, " said Kurry.
At "The Hill" folks like Tim Cockrell, who organizes the team's booster club, says the victory belongs to everybody. "It's been a full community effort. The city back to the administration of the school, everybody is on board to provide the best they can to take good care of our kids. We've waited for things sometimes, but we decided whatever we do it would be the best. There is everybody who comes out gives their best effort," said Cockrell.
"A lot of the kids on the team have played together since they were in elementary school so they are good friends, good athletes and we are very proud of them, " said Poe. School officials say there will be a welcome home and celebration rally sometime next week.