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Prep soccer: Yellow Jackets state-bound

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Team co-captains Mollie Whitacre, left, and Maddy Williams lead their team past supporting students in the commons.

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Students at Perrysburg High get ready for the team.

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Drummer Nick Frank, a senior, leads the drum line and the team as they pass through the common area at the school.

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Drummer Nick Frank, a senior, leads the drum line and the team as they pass through the common area at the school.

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Outside the school, family members ready their signs. From left: Anna Walton, 10; Elizabeth Diaz, 9; Ellie Salmon, 10, and Tori Stevenson, junior varsity "A" coach The Perrysburg High School girls' soccer team receives a send-off from the school and family members as they depart for the state title game in Columbus from their school in Perrysburg.

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Team co-captains Mollie Whitacre, left, and Maddy Williams lead their team past Elizabeth Diaz, 9, daughter of Coach Jorge Diaz, right, and toward the bus.

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Co-captain Maddy Williams, center of circle, and teammates in a pre-departure cheer. Williams had read aloud a number of Twitter comments in support of rival Mason and then torn them up to the cheers of the team.

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Parent Julie Olmstead waves and rings a bell as the students depart. She made a cowbell for each player, and one for the coaches and players' siblings. She also is hosting a [free] tailgate for Yellow Jacket fans with 120 hot dogs, 120 hamburgers and 60 brats at the game. She is the parent of Rachael Olmstead, a junior midfielder.

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Principal Dr. Michael Short, left, talks with the girls soccer team before they depart. He underscored how deserving they are, and what a good group of people they are, as well.

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