Towns that were large enough had high schools with football teams-although back then, and even now, small schools played football with fewer than 11 men to a side. ‘Grade school’ basketball games were played between the same schools that competed in high school basketball, and there were conference tourneys at the end of each season. The 32 largest high schools were in Class A, and the rest of the schools were in Class B. The annual Class B tournament was the largest sporting event in the state, and it was held in a brand new arena just up the road from Forestburg in Huron. At the tournament, Forestburg lost a close contest in the first round to the Cheyenne Braves, a high school on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in western South Dakota-high school basketball has always been an important part of life on the Lakota reservations.