Being one of the best Rivalry Series games in High School Sports and for the Rivalry Series, the atmosphere was electric with excitement as the fans arrived early (3 PM!) to secure their seats for the game of the year in the region. We arrive early to set up the stadium and the staff for the home team were very helpful in assisting us with setting up. The Pisgah team arrived early to raucous visiting team fans who were anxious for a win which had not happen in two (2) years. When Tuscola arrived, the home stands were 75% full and ready for the game to get started.


Daniel Van Vaerenbergh


Logan King


Logan in a 2 year letterman on the Varsity Football and a 3 year letterman in soccer, as well as a soccer captain. Logan is a member of the National Honor Society and is co-President of the Health Occupations Student Association. After high school, Logan plans to attend a 4 year college and pursue a degree in Nursing.
Michael Trantham


Michael is a member of the National Honor Society and is a 2 year Letterman on the varsity football team. He plans to attend NC State and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Joe Caldwell


Danny Miller


Danny played in the Pisgah-Tuscola rivalry his sophomore, junior and senior years. As a senior and quarterback of the 1976 team at Pisgah, Danny helped lead his team to a 14-6 victory over Tuscola and go on to a 13-1 record and a North Carolina State Championship. After high school Danny starred in football at Mars Hill College as an all –conference defensive back. Later, he coached at his alma mater from 1988 to 1995. After earning his masters degree, he became assistant principal where he served in that position from 2001 until retiring in 2011.


Going back and forth through four quarters of close play football, the game came down to the 4 and 1 in OT. Moments after Tanner Fox’s Second field goal gave Pisgah a three point lead in OT, an overflow crowd roared as Tuscola's offense lined up to go for the win on fourth down inside the Pisgah’s 1 yard line. The Bears blew up the play from the start and forced the quarterback Zach Webster to pitch the ball backwards leading to a fumble recovery by Pisgah ending the game and a two game losing streak 20-17 in OT.