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|Dome Bound: West Monroe plays for championship Saturday|
The West Monroe Rebels will play for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A football championship this Saturday night at 7 p.m. inside the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
The Rebels are making their first appearance at the State Championship Classic since 2005 and their first game inside the Superdome since 2004, when they lost to Evangel in the 5A title game, 21-20.
For the second time since 1993, the Destrehan Wildcats (13-0) stand between the Rebels and a state championship.
West Monroe defeated Destrehan 28-21 in the 1993 title game. Destrehan won the title last season and have won 28 consecutive games.
West Monroe is abuzz with excitement as the spirit and pageantry of Rebel football returns to a town burned by early playoff exits the past two seasons.
Good luck signs and T-shirts can be seen all over the community as a mass exodus of supporters get ready to empty the city and converge on the Crescent City this weekend.
"We are so excited for the team and the fans," said Stanley Dupuy. "We have been cheering these guys on since many of them were playing football and baseball in little league. My family and I will be going down to New Orleans on Friday."
Dupuy is a proud parent of one of the Rebel regulars. His son, Daniel Dupuy, is a part of the starting offensive line that has paved the way for the Rebels to run over and around all-comers on their way to an undefeated season going in the championship game with a record of 13-0.
Things were nervewracking at points in the season for West Monroe. The team found itself on the road at St. Thomas More in the second round of the playoffs this year.
A team from the same district, 2-5A, had defeated West Monroe in that point of the season each of the previous two years.
The Rebels fell behind 21-0 before a tremendous comeback propelled them on in the playoffs for a 41-21 victory.
"We were cheering and crying," Dupuy said. "I had coached most of those guys in baseball when they were growing up and could not stand to see them lose it that way. We were so proud of them."
West Monroe defeated Scotlandville in the opening round of the playoffs. The Rebels disposed of rival Ouachita and Barbe following the St. Thomas More game to reach the state finals.
The team will leave by bus on Thursday as they head down to prepare on the turf inside the Superdome. Each team is allowed a practice inside the Superdome the day prior to their contest.
The Superdome classic will feature five contests. Each classification, 1A-5A, will crown a football state champion over the weekend.
Several buses will ferry supporters to and from New Orleans. Buses will leave the high school parking lot Saturday morning at 6 a.m. The price is $50 and includes a ticket to the game. Tickets can be purchased at the school office.
School officials are encouraging fans to buy their tickets of $14 at the school as $1 of each ticket sold by the school will stay at West Monroe High School.