Watch as Limestone County players celebrate making the Super Bowl

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – It was a close game between the City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57.

Many fans were disappointed in Limestone County. Many people have become Philadelphia Eagles fans because of two hometown boys playing for the team.

Even though things didn’t go their way, fans here are proud of what their hometown heroes have achieved.

Some football stars from Limestone County have done what only a few have done: play in the Super Bowl.

Kes Watkins and Reid Blankenship made their debut in the league’s biggest game.

They first made a name for themselves before moving into the profession. Watkins was a top 100 recruit his senior year at Athens High School, while Blankenship is the all-time leader in Middle Tennessee State football history.

In a state known for its college sports, they are bringing new fans to the professional league.

“Normally I don’t watch a lot of football, but the fact that we have two footballs of our own, of course I’m going to watch it, and you know, this time it’s actually rooting for a team,” said Watkins’ former classmate, Lexi McCravy.

Even veteran fans enjoy rooting for their community. “The players from Alabama and the guys from Limestone County, I hope they win the Super Bowl,” said Limestone County resident Barry McCravy. “It would be great for the state, it would just be great for the kids.”

Even though the game didn’t go well, they’re looking forward to seeing what their new favorite players can do next year. These two have inspired many young players in Limestone County.

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