33rd Arby’s Classic 1st Round match ups drawn


BRISTOL, VA — It won’t be long from now that teams from across the United States and beyond make the trek to Bristol for a tradition basketball fans wait for every year and have for 33 straight years.

The Arby’s Classic returns during the Christmas season, and it’s bigger than ever.

“This is my 26th year at Tennessee High School. Of course I was interested in it prior to, but being involved in it that long, you try to do everything the right way. You want it to be perfect,” said Tennessee High Head Coach Roby Witcher. “There’s always some logistical things to work out, but once the games start, it’s pretty neat to sit back and watch all those players play. I’ve got Ray Allen’s autograph when he was a high school player. It’s pretty cool stuff.”

The first round brackets were drawn Sunday afternoon:

Saturday, December 26

Game 1: 1:00 PM – Greeneville vs. Urspring Academy (Germany)

Game 2: 2:30 PM – CAK vs. Tabernacle Baptist (Bahamas)

Game 3: 4:00 PM – Gate City vs. Tift County (GA)

Game 4: 5:30 PM – North Mecklenburg (NC) vs. Tennessee High

Game 5: 7:00 PM – Dobyns-Bennett vs. Oak Ridge

Game 6: 8:30 PM – Mentor (OH) vs. David Crockett

Monday, December 28

Game 7: 2:30 PM – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 8: 4:00 PM – Winner Game 1 vs. Father Henry Carr (Canada)

Game 9: 5:30 PM – Wayne County (OH) vs. Union

Game 10: 7:00 PM – Sullivan East vs. St. James School (MD)

Game 11: 8:30 PM – Taylor County (KY) vs. Winner Game 2

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