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Happy Valley's 1974 state championship team to be honored

Carter County -  It will be a special occasion for the 1974 Happy Valley basketball team which won the state championship 40 years ago.

 On Friday night the team led by legendary head coach Charlie Bayless back in 1974 will be honored before the Happy Valley basketball game against David Crockett at the Bayless gymnasium.

 The Warriors went 27-9 and beat the Fighting Irish of Knoxville Catholic for the Tennessee small class championship.

 Players will receive their 40 year old jersey, which was recently found in the equipment room. 

Plus they'll each receive a state championship ring, something that was unheard of 40 years.

Coach Babb is asking for all former Happy Valley basketball players to show up for the ceremony around 7pm on Friday night, before the Warriors game with the Pioneers.

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