Springfield native John Legend sends well wishes to Wildcats ahead of state championship game

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield High School is set to play for a state football championship in a matter of hours, but the team got a special message from one of their most high-profile fans the night before the big game.

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Springfield native and well-known singer, songwriter John Legend sent along his well wishes to the Wildcats Thursday night in a video posted to the school district’s social media pages.

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“I am so proud of our Springfield High Wildcats. I’m especially proud of my nephew Anthony. But the entire team, I’m so proud of what you’re doing,” Legend said in the message.

Legend was a 1995 graduate of Springfield North, he said in the message.

“This is unprecedented, historic. No matter what happens I’m rooting for you and I’m proud of you and Springfield loves you,” he said.

The Wildcats play for the Division 1 state title Friday night against Lakewood St. Edwards in Canton with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.