Titan Boys Basketball Beats Marion, Headed to ‘SHIP!


JHS wins Round 3 state tournament game on March 7, 2020.

On Saturday, March 7, the Jacksonville High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team earned a spot in the 2019-2020 5A Conference championship game.

The Titans defeated Marion with a score of 54-53.

The win came despite several controversial calls towards the end of the game that went against the Titans. For example, a loose ball foul was called on one of the JHS players when he was tripped after it was a loose ball.

“The game was crazy,” said Senior Jalen Taylor, who plays forward. “I’m glad we won because this was a dream, but the mission is not done all the way.”

The team will play for the state championship at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, AR at 1:15pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

This will be everyone on the team’s first appearance in a state championship game, except for Coach Joyner.