There was a little Tehama County flavor in Super Bowl 48 in the form of a coach.
Denver Broncos tight ends coach Clancy Barone hails from Red Bluff. So it was only fitting that his biggest fans would be celebrating the accomplishment.
Barone has been a coach in the National Football League since 2004. The Red Bluff High School graduate coached in his first Super Bowl Sunday afternoon.
His family was thrilled to see him in that spot.
“It's awesome. It's always awesome to see him on TV. It's awesome to see him anywhere,” said Barone’s sister, Debbie Sutton. “We're so proud. We love him. We wish him the best and we're his biggest fan club."
The Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8.
It was not exactly the happiest moment for the coach, but his family gathered at his mother Hazel's Red Bluff home to watch every moment.
It was a somber mood inside the home with a Broncos-themed spread.
On Super Bowl Sunday Clancy Barone was at the pinnacle of his profession after getting so close twice before.
“That was my third time getting to that [conference championship] game,” he told KRCR over the phone. “The first two times - once I was with the Falcons and we lost to the Eagles. The second time I was with the Chargers and we lost to the Patriots. So you get that close to go to the biggest game in the world and you miss out."
No matter the outcome he still got the support from back home.