Fans gather to send Belfry Pirates off to championship

BELFRY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Belfry Pirates are on their way to Bowling Green.

Hundreds of fans and students sent the team off with a proper goodbye Thursday afternoon.

The team practiced for the final time this season at Cam Stadium earty Thursday morning.

We caught up with coach Philip Haywood before the team boarded the bus.

He says he is proud of his team and the community support.

"It's been a process. We've had some bumps along the way which I think helps you mature and grow and develop over the course of the year, but we've made it this far. But then of course you still want to go down there and perform well, and hopefully we'll be able to do that tomorrow," said Coach Philip Haywood.

Belfry is the only team in the WYMT coverage area to make it to a state championship game this year.

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