by Jon Ford
Buried deep in the Smoky Mountains–and separated by a mountain–Pisgah and Tuscola prepared for one the most anticipated games in the history of the series. With both teams coming into the game with a 5-2 record, expectiations for a big battle had already built up before the game even started. Pisgah was out for revenge after the 41-10 thrashing that they were handed last year at the hands of Tuscola.
The 1st quarter was all Pisgah with a 3-0 lead. Both teams came out with intensity but neither was able to move to ball. The 2nd quarter was the same as the 1st. With only 3 seconds left, Pisgah’s defense blocked a field goal and #5 of Pisgah recovered the blocked field gold and scampered for a 60-yard TD to end the half with a score of 10-7 Pisgah.
Pisgah in the 3rd quarter was a different team, making stops on defense and putting the ball in the air to take a 10 pont lead into the 4th.
With time running out for Tuscola, they put together one last drive for a chance at taking home the Great American Rivalry Series Trophy, but Pisgah’s defense was too strong.
The final score was 17-14. Pisgah broke a long losing streak with an impressive all around win. The Pisgah-Tuscola game is not only one of the best in North Carolina but in the country.
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- Pisgah vs. Tuscola – 2010