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Editor: It’s back on. No. 1-ranked Cleveland vists No. 5 Maryville on Wednesday for one of the biggest, regular-season boys matchups in some time. The girls game tips at 5:30, with the boys to follow. The Rebels were the state’s seventh-ranked team in Class AAA when this story was first published last week.

Raiders at Rebels could be an all-timer

As he closes on former Rebel Lee Humphrey’s school scoring record, senior and Furman signee Joe Anderson, left, leads a versatile Maryville attack agains No. 1-ranked Cleveland on Wednesday at James Campbell Gymnasium. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
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Cleveland is legit.

The No. 1-ranked Blue Raiders (25-0) are undefeated. They play the 12th toughest schedule in the state in Class AAA. They handed No. 5 Maryville (21-3) one of its three losses this season prior to the Christmas break.

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