“Playoff game, regular season we’re always in the den making it loud and proud for our girls and boys,” Penobscot Valley High School sophomore Bryce Seeley said.
That energy from the stands spills over to the floor.
“It’s amazing it really is, they give me goosebumps every time I go and play,” senior forward Elijah Wood said.
The Howlers thrilling offensive performance was the final one for the class of 2019.
“It wasn’t that emotional I mean I know it’s my last game. I love playing with these guys and it’s tons of fun,” guard Grant Kidon said.
Their careers at the den are over, they hope the finale in the "Queen City," can be just as fruitful.
“We get nervous but that’s the same as every team and we just need to work hard and continue to get ready for our opponents and go out there and do what we do best and just work hard,” Kidon said.
For small communities like Howland tourney time is more than just an event, it’s a pilgrimage.
“Oh it’s great the community is awesome everybody supports us," Wood said.
"Oh yeah we’re going to be right down there cheering them on all the way through hopefully they can make a state championship,” Seeley said.