WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) – West Salem High School students gave their football team a proper send-off to state on Thursday.

The Panthers are going to state for the first time since 2007.

The marching band and all the high school students made plenty of noise to ramp up the energy as the football team prepares to head to Madison.

The team’s coach, Justin Jehn, says the entire community is feeling the spirit.

“We’ve really played a tremendous season and it’s great to have the band come out and send us off and all our student body,” said Jehn. “It really signifies the community event that this game is.”

All the action happens at Camp Randall Stadium at 10 a.m.

The team is playing Monroe High School.

Win or lose, there’s a welcome home ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m.

Forecast Update

Morning Snow Showers. Very Cold Air Coming

January 27, 2023 @ 7:16 am

Clipper System Bringing Snow & Cold

Plan my day

Today
32°F
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low teens.
Tonight
12°F
Variable cloudiness, breezy, and cold. Wind: W/NW 10-20 MPH diminishing overnight
Tomorrow
18°F
Snow showers possible. Highs in the mid teens and lows in the low single digits.