Among die hard Wall basketball fans, The First Row Gang holds the royal flush. They have attended every home and away varsity game since 1999. In addition to cheering on their grandchildren, these men cherish the time they spend together.
"I look forward to every Tuesday and Friday to be with them and have a good time."
"Get there at four o'clock and ask each other how you've been doing, how was your day and that type of thing and then watch some good ball games. We love it."
Being so close to the hardwood entices these men to voice their opinion to the referees. None of them deny having heckled an official at some point in their life.
"I'm the worlds worst."
"The world's worst?"
"No, I don't get on the officials too much. But every once in a while, you got to talk to them just a little bit."
"We like to give them a little grief and trouble, but really we're friends of the officials about as much as anybody could be."
During the past fifteen years these men have watched a number of incredible games. The Lady Hawk's rivalry meetings against Ballinger and the Hawk's exciting victory over fourth ranked Jim Ned just last week are some that standout.
"I had some kinfolks that had girls play on the Ballinger teams and we had some tough games back there."
"I'll take this game with Jim Ned boys the other night. That was probably one of the best games I've ever witnessed and watched of the boys."
As for any Front Row Gang wannabes, don't expect these seats to become available anytime soon.
"We talk about it. We're waiting for them to have more wheel chair holes there for us for when we get older. But we'll keep doing it for as long as we can."
"And if anybody sits in our seats, we just ask them to move."