SAMSON About two thousand people live in the small community of Samson, Alabama. Thirteen of them will take the court in Birmingham on Friday morning in the state championship game, while the rest cheer them on.
"You know it makes you proud to represent a community that supports its children, its kids, its youth, and that's very important to me," said Samson Mayor Clay King. "I'm sure there will be a large crowd tomorrow and they will be very loud too"
You really only need two words to describe this tight knit community.
"Samson Strong," said Samson Principal DeWayne Hamilton. "No matter what we face or what obstacles come up, we're always going to be there for each other and rally around each other and that's what our city is all about."
Winning has been contagious for the Lady Tigers, from the back to back state championship teams in 2006 and 2007 or the champs from 2016.
The 2017-18 group is on a mission. Coach Chad McKnight and his girls didn't come all this way to come up empty handed. They are there to win.
The Lady Tigers will face Sand Rock on Friday at 9 a.m. in their quest for their fourth state championship in the past twelve years.