Football is bringing a community together in support of one another. It’s happening right now in Grandfalls, a town of about 400 people.
"Everybody in this town we just live for football. There's never anybody here that's like 'ugh football'. Everybody shows up to these football games" said Margaret Perryman, whose son Austin, plays on the team.
The Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys are looking for their first state championship in Six-Man Division II, and this teams’ perseverance doesn’t go unnoticed to their fans.
"They just have a lot of heart. They have some really good players, classy players. They've pretty much been the heart of this team for the past four years" said James Mullins, a Grandfalls local.
As for the players, they have embraced all of the support from the Grandfalls faithful, who will be just as important as the players in winning a State title.
Gilbert Nunez, the Cowboys senior quarterback knows that if it wasn’t for the community’s support, it would be difficult to be where they are right now.
"They've been behind us, they've been rooting for us telling us 'come on we need a state championship here in west Texas.' We need to show everybody what Grandfalls is made of" said Nunez.
The Cowboys will take on the Milford Bulldogs in the Six-Man Division II Title game on Saturday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in Arlington.