Both Scott High and Oneida were in action at the Twin K Hall of Fame Classic in Huntsville on Saturday. The Indians helped make the event successful with their participation; indeed, the largest group of fans on hand, other than the Highlander faithful, were likely the ones wearing orange. 

But the two teams didn’t play each other.

Next month, Scott High will return the favor as Oneida hosts its first Christmas tournament. The Highlanders will help make the event successful with their participation. 

But the two teams won’t play each other there, either. 

At some point, as two schools located eight miles apart manage to wind up in the same venues at the same events without playing each other, this lost opportunity becomes the proverbial elephant in the room. There are reasons why they shouldn’t play, obviously. But there are also several thousand reasons why they should — all of them starting with $.

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