Oakland gave a hero's welcome to the McClymonds High School football team Friday for clinching the state's football championship last month.
The Warriors became the first Oakland high school football team in history to win the State 5-A football title. The team beat La Jolla Country Day School, an elite private school in San Diego.
“It’s truly a blessing and honor,” said team captain Angelo Garrett. “This, being my senior year, I can’t thank our supporters enough. It’s really an honor, and we are so glad to have made it so far.”
The city and school district joined forces to stage a street parade that began at City Hall and ended at McClymonds High in West Oakland.
Hundreds of supporters wore black and orange -- the school’s colors -- and turned out along city streets to cheer on the team, which is affectionately called “Mack-House.”