ABILENE, TX - Excitement is high in the towns of Stamford and Munday. Both high schools are gearing up for a second straight chance at a state championship.
Last year Stamford lost to Mason, 62-40, and Munday lost to Tenaha, 52-28.
For one Stamford grandmother, this game is personal.
"This is my grandson's senior year and he's No. 78," Ann Sanchez said. "I also have a nephew, and we're just real proud of our whole team."
Sanchez said the whole community is rooting for the Bulldogs to win.
"It's one heart and we're all going there to Cowboys Stadium for one purpose," Sanchez said. "We're going there and we're going to bring that trophy back."
Just a few miles away, Munday Mogul fans prepped for a victory of their own. Not just for the players, but for the town as well.
"It'll be a great time for everybody," community member Vicki Wilson said. "It's great for our community. Everybody comes together and supports the kids."
Support for the Munday squad could be seen throughout the town. Streets were striped with yellow and purple. Even though they're looking forward to a good time, their eyes were on the prize.
Many, excited about the upcoming game, weren't about to wait until Thursday morning to drive up to Cowboy's Stadium. Instead, they headed Wednesday night to Dallas – to beat the rush.