The Great American Rivalry Broadcast Network presented the Game of the Week LIVE INTERNET Broadcast of the famed North Carolina rivalry game known locally as “The Haywood County Championship” between the Pisgah Black Bears and the Tuscola Mountaineers on October 16 at 7 PM. Join the Rivalry Series crew for the live play by play and color. This game is being presented by the United States Marines. Check out the Preview video for this week’s game below. This is an Archive Broadcast.
Considered to be one of the best known and fiercest rivalries in the southeastern United States, the “Haywood County Championship” will kick off the 51st meeting since 1966 between the Black Bears and the Mountaineers. Dominated by the Black Bears in the early years of the series, Tuscola came back and took 10 straight wins from 1978 to 1987 and then the teams balanced out over the next two decades with Pisgah hammering Tuscola 56-10 in 2006, which was the largest margin of victory in the series history. In 2013 Pisgah moved up to a 3A classification in North Carolina and thus joined the Mountaineers making the rivalry stakes even more intense. Currently, the series is evenly matched with Tuscola leading 26-24-1 and Pisgah bringing in a 2 game win streak. Both teams will come ready to battle big time at Weatherby Stadium this year.