– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
For the last several seasons, Booker T Washington and Midwest City have been squaring off early on in the season and have played some classics. In fact, they had a hard-hitting overtime battle early on in the 2017 season. Now they’ll be teaming up to kick off the 2018 campaign. Kind of. The Hornets and the Bombers will head to Bentonville, Arkansas on August 25th for games against Arkansas powers Bentonville and North Little Rock.
The “Border Battle” will kick off with a pair of defending champions as the Hornets, who won 6A-D2 a season ago, will face North Little Rock, who won Arkansas’ 7A state title. That game is scheduled to start at 4:30. Midwest City will square off with the host Bentonville Tigers following the first game. Bentonville and North Little Rock faced off in the 7A championship game last season.
This isn’t anything new for Oklahoma teams. Jenks and Union partnered up for a back to back series with DeSoto and Euless Trinity down in Texas earlier in the decade. Jenks would play DeSoto and Union would face off with Euless Trinity and then the following year they would swap opponents.