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News Salem Pep Rally

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Published on October 2, 2019 -
Fans rally behind the Holsteins.
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News Salem Pep Rally

High school students.

(lauren kalberer/kx news) at brick tomorrow afternoon the new salem-almont-glen ullin football team will do something they haven't done in three decades--that's play in a state championship game.

Our ray strickland was at their pep rally earlier today, as the community sent them off to fargo.

It's been 30 years since the holsteins made it to the state championship game.

None of the players were even born the last time this happened.

And they tell me this day couldn't come fast enough.

"ever since actually saturday night i haven't been getting much sleep at all and especially last night and i'm sure tonight i'm not going to get much sleep," shane forster, tight-end and defenseive end for the holsteins, said.

"you don't really sleep after you win the semi-final game.

You really thinking about it.

You're watching film, you're getting focused for the game, "evan henke, quarterback for the holsteins, said.

But, before the game takes place, the community came out to give their football team the proper send off.

Hundreds of people packed the gymnasium here at new salem high school to rally around the holsteins.

Some even joked that you know this is a big moment for the town when you can get this many people on a work day.

"they've done a fantastic job in showing support and enthusiasm.

We cant stay enough for all the wonderful things they've done for us and how they've been just that backbone that you needed for both communities of support for both schools," kleinjan said some of the players from the 1986 state championship team came out and showed their support for a team that bring another championship home to new salem.

They say they're happy to be apart of it and that this is something special.

"its great for them to experience this whole comrade that happens with this experience," dale hurt, former player on the 1986 state championship team, said.

"it's huge for the community.

Both communities, new salem, almont, glen ullin, they brought two towns together it's really special," allen weiss, former player on the 1986 state championship team, said.

While the party made it's way outside, the community cheered for the players as they made their way onto the bus.

It was their last chance to cheer them on before the big game ray strickland kxnews (lauren kalberer/kx news) the holsteins will batlle number one ranked thompson in the 9-man championship.

(tom gerhardt/kx news) still to come on kx news ... a business that's no longer expanding

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