CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - West Charlotte struggled against South Central in Saturday's state championship game, falling 72-46. The lions struggled shooting and Florida State signee Patrick Williams was limited to four points in the first half.
"We are still proud of them. We are going to hold our heads high. We are the kings of the jungle so don't ever forget that," said one fan.
Lion pride made themselves heard at Reynolds Coliseum and although the outcome wasn't want they had hoped for fans say the day's outcome is just a small part of the bigger picture.
"We have been so proud of them. They have represented our school in such a wonderful way that there are no losers today. We know they have represented us. We've always had their back and we want to know we've go their back and we love them,"another fan said.
"This game is much bigger than today. It builds character and these guys have lived through all kinds of adversity so I am grateful for all the lessons," said Lori Williams.
And by bringing together not only the west side but uniting the city, fans say that's something that will never be forgotten.
"They will be legacy and part of West Charlotte legacy for the rest of their lives," said Williams.
"They will always be part of Charlotte history and how they brought the community together we are just so thankful for them and we love them
This is the first 4A boys state title won by South Central while West Charlotte has won five championships.
The Lions finished the season with an overall record of 25-6.
Williams is one of six seniors and the team will be rebuilding next season.