Whiteford’s boys basketball team will compete in the Warrior Classic boys basketball tournament at Emmanuel Baptist Christian in Toledo December 28-29.
The Bobcats will take on the host school, Emmanuel Christian, at 7:30 p.m. December 28. The other game has Swanton taking on Monclova Christian at 5:30 p.m.
In the Junior Varsity tournament, Whiteford will play Emmanuel Christian at 3:30 p.m. December 28.
The winners and losers of the first round games will meet on December 29. The JV games will be played at 1:30 and 3:30 with the varsity consolation game at 5:30 and the varsity championship game at 7:30.
The Warrior Classic is one of the longest-running boys basketball tournaments in Northwest Ohio, dating back to the late 1990s, according to Dave Regnier, Emmanuel Baptist head coach and athletic director.
Whiteford has won the tournament championship once (2007) and has six wins in its six seasons of competing in the tournament. The Bobcat boys, under new head coach Nick Abalos, tipped off its 2018-19 season Monday with its first practice of the new season.
Here’s a look at the annual Warrior Classic champions and win-loss record for all teams in the tournament since 2000:
|WARRIOR CLASSIC CHAMPIONS|
|2001: Emmanuel Christian|
|Fostoria St. Wendelin||2||1||1||1||0.500||0|
|Maumee Valley C.D.||9||3||6||5||0.333||0|
|Canton Agape Christian||7||1||6||4||0.143||0|
|Fremont St. Joseph||2||0||2||1||0.000||0|