Captivating the emotion that has swept the city all week, Pirates fans came out to “fire up the base” with a community bonfire in anticipation of South Pittsburg High School’s impending contest with the cross county rival, Whitwell High School Tigers. The battle dictates which team will move forward to the semifinals for Division IA.
The two met in the regular season with a single touchdown dividing the winner from the less fortunate. The Pirates’ defense played a pivotal role in getting them the victory for that matchup. With each roster nursing one injury a piece, this rematch, with the highest of stakes in play, will be a battle for the ages.