Whitwell sends off their Tigers to Cookeville in style
For a town with only about 1,700 people living in it they sure know how to show off their town pride. The Whitwell Tigers football team is 14-0 for the first time in school history and heading to Cookeville to play in the TSSAA 1A state championship game.
The game isn't until Saturday at noon, but the team left a little early on Thursday evening. The town gave them a send-off you only see in movies.
People lined the streets with signs, cow bells, flags cheering as the team bus passed by out of town. Fireworks were even set off as they moved through the town.
They were escorted by the local police, Marion County Sheriff's Office, local firefighters, and more. When the team got to the county line, the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Office and Dunlap officials helped them make their way as well.
The Tigers football team has brought to life a valley of people so proud of their accomplishments.
Whitwell will try to bring home their first state championship on Saturday at Noon against Cornersville.