There's more talent on that team than any basketball team in the State of TN (except the Grizzlies). I've watched them play once already. Not sure about the level of the X's and O's but they sure got the Jimmys and Joes.
...in what was then (50's) an emerging, white class suburban area of growth. As time marched on, and as Memphis expanded further eastward, East High followed the trend of now-urban schools comprising mainly AA students...and student/athletes.