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Bloom Heads to Big Game in Peoria: Photo Gallery

Students and teachers at Bloom and Bloom Trail send off their winning basketball team in style.

As the band at played the school's fight song, the star basketball players made their way through hundreds of students applauding them at the school. A South Chicago Heights police officer waited in front of the bus to escort them on to . 

Bloom hasn't seen this kind of excitement in about 12 years. The team goes against Simeon on Friday night at the Peoria Civic Center for the first round in the 4A Basketball Championship. The championship game is on Saturday 8:15 p.m. The students at both schools are predicting a sweep by their team.

Arriving a little late to Bloom, you could hear the roar of the crowd as students, teachers and community members stood in Bloom Circle to see their basketball team off to Peoria. Leading the cheers with a bullhorn was Bloom Principal Rhona Israel, followed by a few words by team captain Johnny Griffin before the team jumped back on the bus.

"Win or lose, we're still going to celebrate this team," said Lenell Navarre, Superintendent of Bloom School District 206. "They are still bringing home a trophy."

Come out to this Sunday, March 18, and support the Bloom High family and it's basketball team. They will go on to Bloom Trail after a stop at McCann Gym. 

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