Carthage High School has confidence.
"We're the home of champions," said Kelsey Sharpe, cheerleader.
That kind of conviction makes them the perfect choice for the last spirit stick of 2013. Principal Otis Amy believes in his bulldogs, and building them up from the inside out.
"We've grown educationally, we've got new curriculum, and we've updated facilities," said Amy.
Students take pride in their surroundings and each other.
"They can see we're all together. We all like a family. The community comes out and supports our school," said Keyaria Lewis, homecoming queen.
The spirit stick win wrapped a tough week for this school.
"People uniting and just all of us together," said Wade Davis, spirit leader.
On Tuesday, authorities say two students died in a car crash after losing control on a slippery road.
"In times like these, that's all you have is people around you," said Davis.
The Bulldogs are a family - sticking together through thick and thin.
"We have a lot of things that faze us, but nothing really gets to us and so we're going to go out there and be our best," said Davis.
The best could be a state title. Carthage's 9 and 1 record send them into post-season play.
"We're used to winning here.... The expectation gets that state championship game," said Amy.
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