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Rival Tennessee Schools Show New Levels of Sportsmanship

By Jason Hall, Fox 17, 03/08/19, 12:00PM CST

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"From that point on, the two student sections started chanting back and forth, supporting players on both teams. After the game, students started chanting for a group picture," 

Rival high schools Macon and Dekalb County have formed an unlikely bond through girls' basketball. Macon County teacher Kayleigh Beasley told FOX 17 that during a qualifying game for the state tournament, Macon County's "Macon Mob" student section stayed to support the Dekalb County against Upperman, who eliminated Macon for the district, region and state championships last year.

The additional support played a factor in Dekalb's victory, which led to its cheerleaders and fans expressing their gratitude. Rival high schools Macon and Dekalb County have formed an unlikely bond through girls' basketball. Macon County teacher Kayleigh Beasley told FOX 17 that during a qualifying game for the state tournament, Macon County's "Macon Mob" student section stayed to support the Dekalb County against Upperman, who eliminated Macon for the district, region and state championships last year.