The 2001 Emerson
Senior Boys Basketball
Team shown here at 
the Pine Bluff Convention
Center after winning the
Arkansas State
 Championship March 10, 2001

Emerson Senior Boys
Win 2001 Arkansas
Class 'A' Basketball State Championship !

Garden tiller racing isn't the only sport popular in Emerson.  In fact, long before the days of the tiller - back in the era of the mule and plow - the community sort of went nuts about that game called basketball.

While our girls basketball teams had won the state title on numerous occasions, the boys teams had always suffered a different fate.  Despite getting into the finals and semifinals about as often as any team in the state, they had never reached their ultimate goal, a state championship.

Never, that is, until 2001.

The PurpleHull Pea Festival congratulates Coach Jim Pennington and the 2001 Emerson Senior Boys Basketball Team - the Arkansas Class 'A' State Champions!

Members of the team, as shown in photo: Front row, left to right: Johnny Miles, Marvin Aubrey, Chris Emerson, Kellen Smith and Tranoda Hardwell.  Back row:  Dustin Johnson, Cody Grant, Patrick Glover (MVP), Jeremy Yates, Stephen Walker, Deuntate Copeland, Michael Sneed, Maurice Carrington.


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