The Belgrade boys basketball team sport an interesting look the last several weeks. Last season before the state tournament, the Panthers grew out mustaches. Senior Brandon Stubbs had the idea and everyone followed.
"We do a thing in Belgrade no shave November and dirty stache December so it kind of lead in from dirty stache December it lead in to it," said senior Brandon Stubbs.
The guys grew the mustaches this year before divisionals. Captain Shiloh Christopher says it brings the team together.
"I got a couple of superstitions that I carry on myself so to be able to have that as a team is just another way to bond," said senior Shiloh Christopher.
"I love the mustaches. I think walking around school and getting the compliments and people saying dude you need to shave that off that's the best part about having it," said senior Trevor Mahn.
Are the mustaches a big hit with the ladies?
"Oh they hate it! All of them hate the mustaches but we just tell them it's only a couple of weeks! It can come off afterwards," said Christopher.
"They're like you need to shave it off and it's like if you're a guy in our situation you'd understand but until you know that you won't understand what the mustache means to us it means a lot it means more than just having some hair on your upper lip it's sentimental," said Mahn.
"They say there's a rat on your face or a squirrel on your face," said Stubbs.
Coach Deming says the mustaches fit the personality of his team.
"We're glad to have the mustaches on the team and some of them look very interesting for sure but it's great amusement but that's just the style we play right here we want to be lose and having fun," said Belgrade head coach Mike Deming.