WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, ill. -- For years the Limestone High School basketball players watched state tournament games at Carver Arena.
Friday the Rockets will play on that arena floor for the first time.
"Instead of being in the crowd, the people in the crowd are watching you," said senior guard Kennan Hobson. "It's every exciting."
Limestone (24-9) will meet top-ranked Chicago Morgan Park (31-3) in the Class 3A state semifinals Friday at 12:15.
"It's kind of surreal so far for them," said head coach Eddie Mathews. "Walking up and seeing 'Limestone' on the street sign and all that goes with being at the state tournament."