Tyner Academy has had an emotional basketball season in 2018-19. After the loss of their teammate Javon Craddock in the offseason, the team has been rallying in his honor.

Junior Kobe Smith has be vital in the Rams success this season. He's the leading scorer on a team that finished second in District 6-AA in the regular season.

Smith believes his team's fight and the inspiration from their late teammate can guide the Rams back to Murfreesboro. 

He's also a big fan of Kobe Bryant, and it's not just because they share the same name.

The Rams will take on Brainerd, a team they lost to twice this season, in the District 6-AA tournament final on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Red Bank High School.