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Saints Fever Sweeps South Mississippi

"Go Saints! Go Saints!" the students chanted on Friday.

It was pretty obvious. Our Lady of Fatima School was 'Who Dat' territory. The only Saints the Catholic students were celebrating were Brees, Bush, Colston and McAllister.

"Deuce, Deuce, Deuce!" the children shouted.

"The Saints are a hometown team," said teacher Claire Bass.  "They are the closest to us, and we love them and we just wanted to show solidarity."

"We just love the Saints," said 6th Grader Vincent Misita. "They're our hometown and we want them to win."

"I just like the Saints because I've been liking them since they were 3-13, and they're just getting better," said 5th Grader Roy Smith.

"Who wouldn't be a Saints fan, from going to what they were to what they are now?" said 6th Grader Chase Gibson. "And having a chance to go to the Superbowl is awesome."

At the Friday pep rally, showing off their black and gold ranged from cute to crack-me-up.

"New Orleans Saints, number one on the field. Katrina couldn't stop us, and that's real," sang a group of cheerleaders.

Saints fever also ran high at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

"Go Saints, Yeah!" shouted one group. "Who Dat?"

Fans pulled out their old Saints outfits, and showed off their team spirit.

"Oh, it's fun, of course," said Debra Taylor. "I know there's a lot of closet Saints fans that have come out of the closets this year, but this is what it's all about."

"The Saints, yeah!" shouted Ellie Martin. "They're good and I have waited 40 years for this day. Who dat? Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints? Yeah!"

Our Lady of Fatima school also held a contest to see which class had the best-dressed Saints. The winning class will get an ice-cream party. And if the Saints make it to the Superbowl, the school may hold a parade.

By: Trang Pham-Bui

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