It's not everyday the local all-star squad makes the big time. These guys are winners as far as the crowd's concerned.
"I've never seen kids nowhere play like these Bridgewater kids did-they played their hearts out," Gene Sly says.
It was a season unlike anything Bridgewater's ever seen.
"To sit at home last night and watch your guys on national TV-you just cannot imagine how proud that made me," Mayor Hallie Dinkel says.
"It felt good-you couldn't even tell they were watching you, but they were," Tyler Milstead says.
Clearly the entire community rallied around the team.
"We've heard from them all week long-the whole time we were down there they were there for us," Judy Milstead says.
Even after last night's disappointing loss.
"All the kids was sad-they were real sad, too I could see it, but he got over it-he just wanted a pizza," Gene Sly says.
The parents didn't take it as well.
"Probably not as well as they did I was disappointed in it I really was," Judy Milstead says.
Judy Milstead says she was more nervous than her son.
"We were ill all week we had knots in our stomach we were literally sick all week," Judy says.
They may be home...but, don't count them out.
"They got ball in their blood-they'll be back-you'll see more out of em," Gene says.
1992 was the last time a Bridgewater team even made it to the regionals.