Dozens gathered along Bedford Avenue this morning to show their support as the boys basketball team left to compete in the state finals against Parry McCluer.

The AHS football and volleyball teams gathered behind the school to cheer the basketball team on as they left for Buena Vista escorted by the Altavista Police Department and Fire Company at 11 a.m. this morning.

Dozens made signs and decked themselves out in orange and black before gathering along Bedford Avenue and in front of First Baptist Church to cheer the Colonels on as they left.