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Leeds students get a pass to attend Super 6 football championships

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The Leeds Green Wave in action. Source: WBRC video The Leeds Green Wave in action. Source: WBRC video
LEEDS, AL (WBRC) -

Come Thursday morning you won't see any students roaming Leeds City Schools because they'll be in Tuscaloosa cheering on the Green Wave when they compete in the Super 6.

"If I could say anything I'd say it's been a magical season. A joy ride," said Leeds High School Principal Michael Turner.

Turner said the atmosphere around campus has been amazing for the past four weeks. That's because the football team is a part of the Super Six. They'll have their chance at the Class 3A state championship Thursday when they play the Madison Academy Mustangs.

As a part of the school's support, Superintendent John Moore has cancelled classes Thursday to allow fans to head to Tuscaloosa to cheer on the team.

"Amazing sense of pride and amazing sense of just knowing that we've worked so hard to get to where we are now," said Turner.

The school even has four buses taking students and faculty to the game at Bryant Denny Stadium.

"We're actually putting cheerleaders on this fan bus. Some band members are going to be on this fan bus. We're going to have the kids, they say the term, 'turned up,' so they're going to be turned up on this bus," Turner said.

It's not just students and staff showing their support for the team. Local businesses in the area are standing behind the football team too.

"We feel that's very important to support the Leeds, the City of Leeds and our schools," said Tim Jennings.

Jennings and Michael Dyer own businesses in downtown Leeds and have been supporting the school and it's athletics teams for five years even though they've never had a child in the school system.

"When people get together, pull together and we have a winning team like we have this year it just pulls the community together," said Jennings.

Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. at Bryant Denny Stadium Thursday, Dec. 5.

Other Super 6 teams from the FOX6 viewing area include Hoover High School, Pickens County High School, Oneonta High School, and Maplesville High School.

FOX6 News wishes every team good luck.

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