LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In the high school football 3A title game, Boyle County and Corbin were looking for their first title in several years.
Fans from Corbin were full of excitement before their Redhounds hit the field.
The team hasn’t won a title since 1982. Fans at the game were confident this would be Corbin’s year.
“It’s just something that these boys and the fans and the teams and the coaches… it’s what they’ve worked for,” said Crystal Stidham.
Hopeful that this would be their night, Corbin fans lined the sidewalk as the team arrived.
“We have a great fan base,” said Keaton Smith. “I mean, we’re a basketball state, but a football city.”
Boyle County was also hoping to earn the title. This is its first appearance in state finals since 2010. Years before that, it had won five titles in a row.
“They’re ready to put this program back on the map,” said Lisa Smith. “They’ve worked super hard.”
Though there wasn’t as much excitement when Boyle County’s team got off the bus, fans tell me that’s not what’s important.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter about walk-ins,” said Lisa Smith. “It doesn’t matter about the buses or the pep rallies or the parades. What matters it who wants it most on the field.”
The field the teams played on is the same one the Kentucky Wildcats play on. Fans from both teams told me, even though its special to play on this field, it’s an honor just to be playing.
“We could’ve played this in a parking lot somewhere and we would have been just as thrilled,” said Steve Bramel.
Fans from both Corbin and Boyle County said, regardless of the game’s outcome, they were just glad they were able to be there to support their teams.