A sea of grown men and women crying with unbridled joy. 

Generations of people high fiving and hugging each other—some of whom have waited 41 years while others reveled in a triumph that has been unmatched for their entire lives. 

Those scenes from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis were unbelievable and magical, said Oconee fan Steve Nugent, who was there with his boys.

DeeDee and David Gaines had their two adult boys there. The younger started his first semester at the University of Georgia and the oldest works for the team and was actually on the field. 

“The atmosphere was electric,” said Gaines. “We cheered, screamed, jumped and even had tears.”

Oconee resident Richard Boone said, “Outside of the birth of my two beautiful daughters and my granddaughter, this is one of the most amazing days of my life.” 

For more on this story, see the Jan. 20 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

For more on this story, see the Jan. 20 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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