Ward County Cheers On The Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys 12/11/13
December 11, 2013
Grandfalls - The Grandfalls Royalty community is gearing up to send their football team to state this weekend. But the excitement is spreading further than the town of four hundred, now residents in Monahans are coming together to help send them off in style.
This is the Cowboy’s first time to make it to state, which easily makes it the talk of the town. You can’t turn a corner without seeing signs or even hearing people honk their horns in excitement.
Just three days before the big game, the Grandfalls-Royalty Cowboys were found practicing hard out on the field.
“It’s exhilarating and I can’t just stop thinking about it, it is just awesome,” said one of the players.
And as you take a drive through the town sign, after sign, after sign, you can tell the community has their back.
“The people are lined up honking their horns at 2:30 in the morning and you’re seeing grandma, you’re seeing dad, you see their moms, their little brothers and sisters,” said Grandfalls-Royalty Coach Mathew Hoover.
“They are definitely bringing home that state championship trophy and we cannot wait to see it,” said Grandfalls City Administrator Gerry Bookmiller.
But the support doesn’t stop at the city limits, 19 miles down the road the Monahans Lobo moms are making gift bags and cards to send the boys off.
“We just want them to bring home the gold because they aren’t only representing Grandfalls, they are representing all of West Texas. All of us are supporting them and really hoping that they bring home that gold,” said Head Lobo Mom Kathryn Crozier.
The Cowboys will be playing Milford this Saturday at the Cowboys stadium in Dallas. On Thursday at 6 PM the Grandfalls-Royalty community wide pep-rally will be held at the John S. White stadium in Grandfalls. There will be free hot dogs, a fireworks display and DJ Big Ed Lopez will be providing some entertainment.