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