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Football: The Way of Life in Dyersburg

By Deneisha Pearson
By dpearson@wbbjtv.com

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- It's the second round of playoffs at Dyersburg High School.

And if you're a die hard fan like many locals, it's normal to say you bleed black and gold.

"This town really wraps itself around sports and the community is a tight knight community," Joe Yates said, Store Owner/Football Coach.

Fans say the team hasn't gone this far since 2005.

It's evident the town is behind their team with decorations and school swagger lining sidewalks and filling windows of local businesses.

"It's just good times for Dyer county, it's bringing lots of crowds to the stadium, its good for our restaurants, good for business, good for chamber," Jeff Agee said, President/CEO First Citizens National Bank.

Store owners say for the past week the football game has been the talk of the town.

"(Reporter: Look at the Trojan back there, playing behind you.) That's right, that's my man Tommy, way to go man," Yates said.

If the team wins Friday night they'll advance and play the winner of the Liberty-Memphis Trezevant game next week.