TOP PHOTO: Jacksboro defeated the Rebels of South Greene Middle School on Saturday on the Rebs homecourt. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S PAT PEBLEY)

Jacksboro Coaches Brent Peel (left) and Cody Parker visit with the Eagles during a time out.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “I’m really proud of ’em. They’ve stuck together, worked hard and hanging in there,” said Jacksboro Middle School Coach Cody Parker. His Eagles were set to travel to Lenoir City tonight to face the North Stars. However, the game has been postponed until Thu., Feb. 4, 7:30 pm, and it will be played at Anderson County High School.

Jacksboro ventured to South Greene on Saturday and came back home with a 56 to 53 win in the first round of the sectionals. The win puts the Eagles two wins away from the state tournament at Mufreesboro.

The 9 & 4 Eagles are led by a really good group of 8th graders; Luke Browning, Gavin Cox, Eli Dorton, Dylan Ford, Robert Kirby, Sean Starrett and Riley Wolfenbarger.

Parker is assisted by Adam Ellison, Brent Peel and Spenser St. John. “This team has managed to put itself in a position to make a run for the state tourney. I’m so proud of them,” added Parker.