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Altavista Celebrating Football Championship

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Altavista, VA - There's a celebration going on all over Altavista, after the Colonels bring home the state group 1-A football title.

Classmates cheered for football players when they returned to school Monday morning.

Signs outside local businesses congratulate the team on their championship season.

Players returned from the game in Salem Saturday to a crowd gathered at the school.

"You come in and you get off the bus and it was just people there congratulating you," said player Matthew Lane. "You don't even know some of the people. It's just everybody in the town is there for you."

"When we came to school everybody was just ‘hey, champ'," said player Matthew Lane. "It's no better feeling than being acknowledged as a champion."

The Altavista Colonels shut out Essex 21 to zero to win the title.

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