Folks Along The Coast Catch The Black And Gold Fever - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Folks Along The Coast Catch The Black And Gold Fever

Trey Dombrowski says he's the Saints number one fan. He proudly sports number 25 on his jersey, the number belonging to his favorite player, Reggie Bush, as he eats an afternoon lunch. Ever since Trey Dombrowski could remember, he's bled black and gold.

"I've been a Saints fans since I was a little kid this is like the first year we've actually been good. So this is really big," says Dombrowski.

And he's not the only one with a childhood connection to the men of black and gold.

"Every since I was a child I was born in New Orleans in the Garden District so all my family's big Saints fans," says Rob Heffner, High Cotton Grill Managing Partner.

"It's our neighbor. They've suffered a lot of the same stuff we've all been through. To see a local team or a team close by that's excelling that's what exciting to me," says Paul Studstill, Saints fan.

Although the seats on the patio are a little empty early in the afternoon, the managing partner of the grill says the crowds definitely roll in between 5 and 6 to show support for their Saints.

"They're coming back with the best year ever that they've every had. We got a great shot at going to the superbowl which is definitely a first. It's really exciting. It's the first time it's happened. It's history for the Saints and for their franchise, says Heffner.

Even though he has to work tonight, the Saints number one fan says nothing will stop him from rooting his team on to victory.

"I'll be working at the bar, but I'll be peaking from the behind the bar the whole night," says Dombrowski.

The Managing partner says if the High Cotton will host a big celebration party if the Saints make it to the NFC championship game. He says you can expect food and drink specials, give-a-ways and just a whole lot of celebrating.

By Krystal Allan

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:42:07 GMT

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>
  • Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:49:43 GMT

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>
  • Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:09:56 GMT
    Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly