(WBIR-Cookeville) Friday was a historic night for West High School. It was the first time the school has ever competed for a state championship -- specifically, for the 5A championship against Henry County.

Fans of the West Rebels drove through the rain and bad weather to get to Tennessee Tech in Cookeville for the big game.

"This team, we worked together. They're a really good team and they pulled it off this year," said Tina Marshall, who drove the two-plus hours to watch her son play. "From the quarterback to the runningbacks, to the linemen, it's just they've done a really great job."

"I'm sure a lot of our kids will come out. We have two bus loads of kids that are coming out," said teacher Paula Franklin. "I talked to a bunch of my other students making the trip. I'm real excited to have a big cheering section for our Rebels tonight."

Two buses full of students and fans went to the game. Others came by car, packed and ready to watch the Rebels play.