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City of Girard rallies behind football team as they head to first state championship


717 high shcool football teams started practice in July — Girard hopes to be the last one raising a state championship trophy tomorrow. WKBN 27 First News Reporter Nadine Grimley has reaction from the city ahead of the big game [C22]20181130 GIRARD SUPPORT 27-PK ELENA SCIROCCO/CHEERL EADER: “I AM SO EXCITED I CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE IT.” It’s that excitement that’s being echoed across the city of Girard. CHRIS VINCE/VAPORS DREAM: “IT REALLY IS EXCITING UM THE WHOLE CITY’S RALLYING AROUND THE BOYS.” Businesses along South State Street, changing marquees to cheer on the Indians. And putting up signs showing their support. SHERRY JOHNSON/OWNER, TRICHANGES SALON: “I’M GETTING READY TO GET BALLOONS AND GET THEM PUT OUT THERE SO EVERYONE THAT DRIVES BY CAN HONK AND CELEBRATE.” The city — even wishing the team luck by installing a large banner across 422 with the words Won Team Won Town Won Family. CHRIS VANCE/VAPORS DREAM: “THIS IS A FAMILY TOWN, WE’RE ALL BASED ON FAMILY, THAT’S WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT WHEN WE WERE LITTLE, WE JUST DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT OUR BOYS AND HOPEFULLY WE GET THE W TOMORROW.” Honoring Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D’Apolito. Honoring Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D’Apolito.

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