BTW, Green Oaks square off in 50th ‘Soul Bowl’


Green Oaks will host Booker T. Washington in the 50th annual “Soul Bowl” this afternoon at BTW’s Leonard C. Barnes Stadium. Kickoff is 5 p.m.

Both teams are 1-1 on the season. The Lions enter the game after a big 52-6 win over Bolton on the road while Green Oaks had the week off after having to forfeit last week’s game with Carroll, following a 12-6 overtime victory in Week 1 over Southwood.

The Giants claimed last year’s game 28-6 for their only win on the season. Green Oaks has won five of the last six in the spirited series.

BTW (1-1) vs. GREEN OAKS (1-1), Leonard C. Barnes Stadium  

Series: BTW 27-22  

Last year: Green Oaks won 28-6  

Last week: Green Oaks forfeited to Carroll; BTW beat Bolton 52-6  

Rankings: none  

Power rankings: Green Oaks is No. 8 (Select Div. III); BTW is No. 21 (Select Div. II)  

Radio: none  

Notable: BTW QB Brian French accounted for five touchdowns, three passing and two rushing in last week’s win at Bolton … Linebacker Andrew Houston returned a fumble for the game’s first score … The Giants had to forfeit last week’s game at Carroll after their players left the bench in the season opening overtime win over Southwood … the game pits rivals led by new head coaches, Gary Cooper at BTW and James Bradford Jr. for Green Oaks … today’s tailgating scene is likely to be as good as it gets in area high school football this season.