Springfield’s John Legend to Wildcats: ‘I’m rooting for you and I’m proud of you’

A sign along South Limestone Street wishes the Springfield Wildcats good luck Wednesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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A sign along South Limestone Street wishes the Springfield Wildcats good luck Wednesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Springfield native and singer, songwriter and producer John Legend on Thursday night shared his hometown pride on the eve of the Wildcats’ first-ever state football title game.

“Springfield! It’s John Legend!” he said in a short video posted to on Twitter to @scsdohCATS. “I’m so proud of our Springfield High Wildcats.

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

Legend — who has won all four of the major American entertainment awards: Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony — graduated in 1995 from Springfield North and has a nephew on the team headed to Canton for the 7:30 p.m. Friday game against Lakewood St. Edwards in Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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