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HOOP DREAMS

Nov. 5, 2019

 

By KEITH RYAN CARTWRIGHT

Rutherford County Schools

 

More than 6,500 fourth- and fifth-graders representing every elementary school in Rutherford County cheered on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders men’s basketball team in their season-opening 119-61 win over Maryville.

 

Five hundred teachers, administrators and chaperones joined the students and bused over to the Murphy Center from their respective schools.

 

Halftime featured a game of musical chairs that started with one student representing each of the elementary schools, while a second student from the schools gathered in the tunnel to greet the Blue Raiders as they returned to the floor for the second-half of play.

 

It is the fourth consecutive year the Blue Raiders athletic department has hosted Rutherford County Schools.

 

PHOTOS / KEITH RYAN CARTWRIGHT