Thirty short years after the first basketball game was played in Springville, Massachusetts, Greenville High School’s basketball season was just getting started. Sports fans in Greenville knew this team was special and that they would go far. The city council appropriated money to have electric lights on the ball court. Everyone in town went to the games. The talk of the town was that these boys would do them proud.

The enthusiasm paid off when the team was invited to the 1921 state basketball tournament. The newly formed Alabama High School Athletic Association was holding its first state-wide basketball tournament in Birmingham. This episode is the story of that team and their trip to Birmingham.




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