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Americus celebrates Lady Panthers with victory parade

A parade was held in downtown Americus for the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers. (Source:Marcus Johnson) A parade was held in downtown Americus for the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers. (Source:Marcus Johnson)
The Lady Panthers had a record of 31-1. (Source:Marcus Johnson) The Lady Panthers had a record of 31-1. (Source:Marcus Johnson)
A community pep rally was also held with the state champions in 1966. (Source:Marcus Johnson) A community pep rally was also held with the state champions in 1966. (Source:Marcus Johnson)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Residents in Americus celebrated their local champions Tuesday night.

A victory parade wound through downtown Americus to honor the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers.

It ended with a community pep rally at the high school celebrating the 2016 champs and the 1966 state champions.

The Lady Panthers were crowned Class 4-A champions last week after finishing the season with an amazing 31 and 1 record.

It's the first state title for the combined high school in any sport.

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