Warren County Pioneers Win District Championship for The First Time Since 1977
By Bethany Porter
MTN Sports Reporter
The Warren County Pioneer basketball team beat White County with a buzzer-beater to win the district title for the first time in 43 years.
The Pioneers were locked in a close game with White County in the 6AAA championship game. The score was 76-75 when White County junior Tucker Nash missed a free throw with 5.6 seconds left in game. Pioneer junior CJ Taylor grabbed the rebound and took the ball across the court to sink a 3-pointer buzzer-beater to win the game 78-76.
This win has been a long time coming, the last time the Pioneers won the 6AAA championship title was 1977. The Pioneers are not done making history yet. They will be playing Ooltewah in the region quarterfinals. Warren County has only won two region games since 1980. One of those wins happened two years ago at Walker Valley.
This will be the first time the Pioneers will play in the Charlie-Dalton Gym. Tip-off for the region quarterfinals is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.