High School Basketball Brings Four Generations Together In Cache

Friday, March 4th 2016, 11:16 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Class 2A area basketball tournament becomes a family affair. Turns out, all of the schools involved are bringing together several generations.

Cache is a 4A School, but Friday night they hosted a game between rivals Carnegie and Dale.

The question became who's rooting for whom?

Number 2 Kyle Batt is a Senior two-guard for Carnegie. Friday night, his great grandfather Roy and grandmother June got to see him play for the first time.

“He’s quite a kid.”

But this story goes much deeper than that. Roy's son Randy Batt is the longtime Superintendent of Cache Schools and said his grandson Kyle can really play.

“He’s the first Batt that I know of that play defense,” said Randy.

Randy’s son and Kyle’s father is Carnegie Superintendent Mark Batt.

“You have to believe there was some kind of design here,” said Mark.

And that’s what is so unique.

Roy and Randy grew up in Dale and graduated from Dale High School.

“We built this gym eight years ago. I never dreamed we would see my grandson play against my old high school,” said Randy.

Randy said he was rooting for his grandson and against his alma mater Friday night.

But Roy?  No.

Carnegie High School defeated Dale 53-40 to punch an automatic ticket to the Class 2A Boys Basketball Playoffs.

Four generations of Batts were in the gym.