The St. Joe Indians are getting fired-up for the high school football state championship.
The football team is in Indianapolis to prepare for the big game, but before they left their fans were there to cheer them on.
Parents, classmates, and teachers met the team as the players boarded buses and left the school around seven on Friday morning.
It was support that many of the players appreciate.
“It feels great representing our school, everyone’s here behind us, everyone woke up early to come send us off. And it would be great to get a ring, hopefully we’ll win it,” said St. Joe senior lineman Montana Knapp.
As if he didn't have enough things to worry about, St. Joe head coach Kevin Downey arrived at the bus with a gatorade bucket in his hand. He joked that everyone had to do their part in not forgetting something ofr the trip.
The team departed for Indy at 7am Friday morning, then practiced at the RCA Dome at noon.
Senior running back Jordan Taylor is doubtful for Saturday's game with a hamstring injury. He did not practice this week. Junior RB Dustin White, was back at practice on Thursday after missing two straight days with strep throat.
St. Joe plays Indianapolis Chatard in the RCA dome at noon on Saturday.
It is St. Joe’s first trip to state since the Indians won it all in 1995.
Chatard has won state 6 times in the last 11 years.