New England will kick off the 2019 portion of their season Friday on the road.
But they still will be the ‘home’ team when they battle Washburn Friday in a 7 p.m. contest at the McLean County Shootout in Garrison.
The boys basketball team will have to wait two more weeks to host a basketball game in New England.
In the meantime, the Tigers will have a ‘nearly home’ game Jan. 8 when they have to play Trinity at the Knights of Columbus Center in Dickinson at 7 p.m.
Then, it will be a big road trip as the team travels to Bismarck Jan. 12 to play in a 2:30 p.m. contest against Standing Rock Community High School in the town’s civic center.
The team will host back-to-back-to-back home games against Beulah (Jan. 15), New Salem/Almont (Jan. 19) and Hettinger/Scranton (Jan. 22).
The Beulah game aill start at 5 p.m., while New Salem/Almont is slated to start 2:30 p.m.
Only the game with the Nighthawks will be at 7 p.m.