Parrish HS basketball tries to make history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Parrish High School boys basketball team is making history.

For the first time, they’re looking to be crowned the champions in the 1A state basketball championships.

They advanced to the finals Tuesday after beating Sunshine High, 60 to 46.

The Tornadoes hope to take home the title on Friday.

The team of underdogs is quietly celebrating a chance to score a historic win for Walker County.

Parrish power forward Barry Hill says there is a higher power behind this effort.

Coach Heath Burns believes none of this is an accident.

Many members of the Parrish Tornados were baptized at the beginning of the season.

He says their faith has been the driving force behind their success.

Meanwhile, the frenzy of support from the student body is at an all-time high.

Even rival schools have recently joined the Tornado’s cheering section and the team expects all of Walker County to be at the championship game.

The Parrish High Tornadoes will take on the St. Jude Pirates for the championship.

The game tips off at the BJCC Arena at 11 a.m. Friday morning.

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