Pewamo-Westphalia Fans Pumped Up For State...

Posted at 11:43 AM, Nov 29, 2015

Pewamo-Westphalia football is one win away from becoming state champions.

"I'm pretty sure everybody's headed to the game tomorrow, Westphalia is going to be a ghost town," Andy Hengesbach, whose daughter is in the band and a cheerleader, said. He's going to the game to watch his daughter and his team.

Four PW seniors on the basketball team were some of the last students to head to Detroit for the game. They had to stick around to play a tournament, but they left right after the game. They have no doubt the team will win.

The town sent off the team Friday morning, and the road to Detroit through Westphalia was lined with dozens of signs cheering them on.

"This town, we're small, but we have a big heart," Hengesbach said. "We support every sport that comes around here."

PW has been to Ford Field before. Four years ago, the team made it to states, but lost the game 56 to 26.

"A lot of the kids that are playing now were in the stands," Hengesbach said. "So these kids remember this. They're going to give it their all."