In Rolling Meadows, fans who watched 49ers QB Garoppolo in high school disappointed after Super Bowl

"It's tough," said Rolling Meadows High School coach Tony Wolasnki. Garoppolo is his only athlete to make it this far. "They had a great season."

"To do this is just phenonmenal," said Carla Montgomery, mother of a former Rolling Meadows High School student. Garoppolo played there before going on to his professional career.

At one point, the 49ers were up 20-10, and fans were hopeful.  But then the Chiefs roared back.

"It was pretty devastating," said Matt Larson.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

But win or lose, they’re walking away with hometown pride here in Rolling Meadows. Fans cheered, “Jimmy!”

Thinking of Jimmy in times like these – taking his talent on the field as a young man in the northwest suburbs all the way to Miami.

“We couldn’t pull through, but it was a good game,” said Rick Tadelman, 49ers fan.

“He didn’t play his best game, I can say that. This game meant a lot to you!  Yea, I’m over it,” said Mike Madio as he left the bar.

Right after the game, Rep’s raffled off a Jimmy Garoppolo jersey, as the announcer said, “Jimmy will be back in the Super Bowl next year and win it!"