Food City Flashback: 1988 First Mountain Classic Championship - Knox Central vs. Clay County

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Tuesday's flashback takes us all the way back to 1988 for the first-ever Mountain Classic championship game between Knox Central and Clay County.

On January 30,1988, the final two teams of the first ever WYTMT Food City Mountain Basketball Classic tipped off in the championship game.

Bent Bingham and Knox Central attempted to tame the tigers of Clay County and future Kentucky Wildcat stand out Richie Farmer.

Famer only scored 15 points in the championship game, but recorded 31 points in the first round and 25 in the semi's. He would become the 1988 tournament's most valuable player.

In the championship game, it was Russ Chawell leading all scores with 29 points, helping the tigers beat Knox Central 93-52. That mark is tied for the most points scored by a team in a championship game.

Coach Bobby Keith would get to the championship game eight times, winning seven of those. That still stands as the best championship coaching record in tournament history.

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