DENISON, TX. -- The anticipation is building for the opening weekend of high school football. On August 31st, Texoma will have two big time rivalries with the Battle of the Cats taking place at noble stadium, and the 120th Battle of the Ax taking place at Munson Stadium.
They are both the same day and now they will start simultaneously.
BOTA has been pushed back 30 minutes to a 7:30 kickoff. The change is so it can be a part of Fox Sports Southwest's Texas Football Days season opening coverage.
Denison head coach Chad Rogers said it's most likely going to be partial coverage, but still great exposure for the athletes, the rivalry and the Sherman and Denison communities.
Denison will be going for a 6th straight win while Sherman will try to snap that streak. Practice in both states opens on August 6th.