Emotions of all kinds must be flooding the heads and hearts of the Bearden players on this day.
A tough win over a determined Farragut squad showed toughness and heart and the emotion of a rematch with the team that sent them away for sub-state last season has certainly come into consciousness.
Nathan "Stat-Man" Parker (Bearden) was dynamic in the win over the Admirals never letting his Bulldogs get the sense they were going to falter, leaders do this you know.
Now the Wildcats of Oak Ridge bring experience and saavy to the Knoxville West gym for a showdown on Thursday night.
Intensity brings the best out of all of us and this should be no exception.