Notre Dame fans display Fighting Irish pride in front yard

While many folks are taking down Christmas light displays, some Osceola residents are hoping theirs will stay up through Jan. 7.

They've built a large lit sign that reads, "ND #1"

15-year-old Noah Hanlon got the idea from the #1 sign that sits atop Grace Hall.

"We just got a piece of paper and, next thing I know, we're just drawing out this huge plan," Noah said.

After a week of construction in the garage with Kevin Pritchard, that plan came to life.

The letters on the sign are 4 feet tall, while the 1 measures up at 6 feet.

It's caught the attention of dozens of drivers who pass by the sign on Beech Road.

"A guy stopped and got his camera phone out and took a picture, he said it looked great," Noah said.

The pair is hoping the Irish will play well enough Jan. 7 that the sign will have to stay up a bit longer.

They've been anxiously awaiting kickoff for weeks.

"It's anybody's game out there," Pritchard said. "It's not over until the last whistle, so we'll see."

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