Buried deep in the Smoky Mountains, Pisgah and Tuscola prepared for one of the most anticipated games in the history of the series. Both teams were coming into the game with a 5-2 record; the game was building up to be a battle.
Pisgah’s scholarship winner is William Leatherwood, son of John and Lisa Leatherwood. William is a two-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in baseball, where he earned All-Conference honors. He is a member of the National Honor Society and active in the youth group at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Tuscola’s scholarship winner is senior Sam Anderson, son of Margaret Anderson. Sam is a two-year starter on the varsity football team and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Both now deceased, Poindexter and Weatherby were honored as Hall of Fame inductees as the two men ultimately responsible for this great tradition. Weatherby is quoted as saying, “The small towns of Canton and Waynesville, struggling to raise spirits after first a depression and then a World War, pitched themselves into the keenest high school football rivalry witnessed at that time in Western North Carolina.”