By Christian Favalora, Owasso Reporter

It was not all that strange to see Brian Montonati and Nate Smith stand in suits and talk at midcourt of the Owasso High School gymnasium Tuesday night, but it was a milestone conversation.

They faced off in their high school basketball head coaching debuts, Montonati as Owasso’s recently promoted coach and Smith as Bixby’s new hire.

Montonati’s team got the best of this meeting in a 72-46 win, but these Frontier Valley Conference foes battle about twice a year. Read the full story on