LUFKIN - The Lufkin All-Star little league team has made history this year and the city of Lufkin has been behind them the whole way.

On Friday night, the community held a parade and send-off rally for the All-Stars as they get ready to head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for the Little League World Series.

All-Star Christian Mumphrey says, ""It seems like everybody just came out today and the more places I go and the more people who know about Lufkin All-Stars."

The Lufkin team will fly out of Houston on Saturday morning and will spend a few days in Pennsylvania before their first game in the Little League World Series. The Lufkin All-Stars will play the winner from the Great Lakes region on Thursday in their tournament opener.