The matchup very nearly didn't happen.
Following Campus and Trinity Academy's Friday night wins, a winter storm moved through the area, putting El Dorado High School in a tough spot. Would the games be played as scheduled, postponed, or outright cancelled?
Initially, it was the latter. An announcement was made Saturday morning that all games were cancelled for the day and would not be made up. The schools were shocked, outrage flooding Twitter timelines.
But things changed. The Bluestem Classic was back on, that announcement coming late Saturday night. And it meant one of the most anticipated games to come out of boys midseason tournaments was going to happen. Undefeated Trinity. 9-1 Campus.
And lead by sophomore Sterling Chapman, the Colts went to El Dorado Monday night and handed the Knights their first loss of the season, a 57-39 win to take home the Bluestem Classic trophy for the first time since 1980.
The game started with the Colts taking early control, going from 5-0 to 9-2. But Trinity wouldn't lie down. The Knights closed the quarter on a 7-0 run to tie the game up at 11 apiece.
Then to start the second it was all Campus. 11 straight points, doubling up the score at 22-11. But again Trinity wouldn't fade. An 8-2 run closed out the half, and an early three point play in the second half made it a 2 point game. Then Campus kicked it in gear.
The Colts got the lead up to 11 to end the quarter and wouldn't allow Trinity to sneak another run in before the horn sounded in what turned into an 18 point blowout win.
Chapman took home tournament MVP honors, scoring 25 points Monday to lead the Colts.
Campus now sits at 10-1 on the season, but things get no easier. Up next? A date with a red hot Maize South team, winners of 7 straight themselves.