Joseph Arthur Tigers win first round of state tourney

The Joseph Arthur Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team has won the first round of their state championship run. Their first game at Rend Lake College was against the Goreville BlackCats. The game went into overtime, but the JAMS Tigers were victorious with a final score of 60-57. The boys are moving on to the sem-finals.

“It is an honor to coach this group of boys. The have fought against many obstacles to be the first to make it the semi-finals for this school. These boys have heart! They never quit! They have their eyes on being the state champs,” said head coach Todd Porter. (Submitted Photo)