Support has been evidenced for days all throughout Dunmore. One sign after another including one at the Bucktown Diner proves this borough is Buck wild. "It's quite a community around here and they stick together well. They really do," said Bob Bridges of Dunmore. The Bucks backing has been so overwhelming that the team is getting support even from outside the community including a homemade sign posted on Metallo's Formalwear building compliments of a Lakeland Chiefs fan.
Dunmore fans aren't afraid to wear their support for the Bucks. In at least one case that means even when it comes to head gear. "We're a small town and there's a lot of people that have a lot of Buck pride here," said John Flis of Dunmore who wore a helmet with Buck antlers as he prepared to head to the title game.
Many fans wear their team support on their shirts and in one Dunmore fan's case even under his sleeve. Ralph Verrastro has sported a Bucks tattoo for the past few years. He knows he's far from the only fan who's Buck wild. "It's like a family in this town. Everybody gets together and we just support the kids. Go Bucks!"
It seems Bucks fans take community support to a whole new level. It's something the team and its legendary head coach appreciate. "We've been very fortunate all year. They've been behind us a thousand per cent," said Dunmore Head Coach Jack Henzes.
As police and firefighters gave the Dunmore Bucks an official escort from the school to the interstate, and as cheerleaders shouted for the team, the Bucks can rest assured they can count on community support win or lose.