Atoka and Coalgate have met on the gridiron 101 times, with Coalgate leading the series 51-50, and have played annually since 1923. 2014 is no different, the two teams will meet this friday in the Boggy Bottom Bowl.
"We're 15 miles apart, like coach said. Everyone wants to win, you want bragging rights," said Coalgate wide receiver Jansyn Pebworth.
Both teams come into the season much improved from last year. After winning one game last year, Coalgate 2-0 in district. Meanwhile Atoka broke a 21 game losing steak with a win over Wilburton last week.
"I'm pleased where we are at as program. We've been very competitive, we've been in all of our ball games," said Atoka coach Lloyd Smith.
This edition of the Boggy Bottom Bowl takes place right here at Phillips field in Atoka. And this game has even more importance this season as these two teams find themselves back in the same district once again.
"It just makes it mean a lot. At the end of the day with playoffs on the line, it definitely means a lot," said Coalgate head coach Dusty Newberry.
Coalgate and Atoka will kickoff at 7:30 Friday night.