JASPER, TN, (WDEF)-Crowds gathered from early afternoon lining the streets of Jasper to send their football team off to Trousdale for their quarter final game.
For the community here in Marion County this is what it's all about, it's about football not a scandal that has rocked the area for the past two weeks and they hope their team can win tonight.
Dwight Smith "Its your kids, its your community's kids"
Denise Smith,"Our boys are from Marion County lets root them kids on"
Charles Kirk, Marion County Quarter Quarterback from 1950s,"it took the pressure off Obama-care didn't it"
The Interim coach Larry Richards says the attention and national news headlines are now behind them.
"Erase the week, it's also for these kids, they deserve everything they get, we are going take them as far as we can take them, as far as they want to go">
Marion County Sheriff's office and Jasper police are still investigating what exactly happened, with two assistant coaches, Schmitt and Gudger facing vandalism charges.
While former head coach Mac McCurry and fitness instructor Tim Starkey left their roles earlier this week.
Charles Kirk, "if you can't motivate kids during a week of practice and prepare them for ball games you don't need to be a coach"