OXFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — The Wiregrass’ own G.W. Long High School baseball team has won the 2A State Championship.

The Rebels defeated Decatur Heritage 7-6 in game one and 8-1 in Game two of the championship series to bring another blue map home to Skipperville.

This is G.W. Long’s 17th state championship. This is also the Rebels’ fifth consecutive appearance in the state championship and their fourth title in five years.

The Rebels celebrated victory with a welcome home parade Thursday afternoon.

The team bus, full of cheering players, followed by family and friends caravanned down Hwy. 231 through Ozark before making its way back to campus.

There they were met by air horns, confetti cannons and plenty of cheering Rebel fans.

As its the Rebels’ fourth state title win in five years, many guys on the team have been on the stage before. G.W. Long’s last state championship victory came in 2019.

Championship series MVP and Enterprise State commit Blayne McDaniel was a freshman then.

The senior pitched all seven innings of game two Thursday and says this ring is the best by far.

“I think it feels better than the first time,” McDaniel said. “Coach Drew said earlier, ‘The last one is always the best.’ It feels unreal right now. I can’t even wrap my head around it right now.”

Head coach Drew Miller says he is incredibly proud of this team and seeing the community celebrate is what makes it all worth it.