Gridiron Alumni

Ready to relive those glory days?

‘Gridiron Alumni’ football game to be played this spring
By Chuck Fiebernitz | Feb 07, 2012

Are you ready for some football — alumni style? Ready to relive those glory days?
Gridiron Alumni executive Chris Hall, a former Tuscola High and Eastern Kentucky University standout, is renewing a new version of the greatest high school rivalry in the country when former girdiron standouts from Tuscola High and Pisgah High have agreed to faceoff in the spring of 2012.
One month ago, Hall put an announcement in the sports section of the Mountaineer and one month later, 75 former Black Bears and 48 former Mountaineers have signed up to relive the glory days of the County Clash.
“It’s going to be an amazing event,” said Pisgah Alumni Football Director of Operations Will Warren. “Within one month, we have more than 70 former players signed up to play. The plans right now are to play on a Saturday night in late April or early May. The date will be firmly set sometime in the near future.
“I was talking with one of their promotional directors about the rivalry. He asked me how many people really come to a Tuscola-Pisgah football game. I told him about 9,000. Some years a little more and some years a little less. He replied that ‘we could expect about 2,000 fans.’ I laughed and told him, ‘buddy, you really don’t know this rivalry and the folks in Haywood County. But you’re fixing to find out.’”
The inaugural Alumni County Clash will be played at Pisgah Memorial Stadium because according to the Gridiron Alumni rules, “the team that had 30 players registered first gets home field advantage.”
Coach Warren’s group surpassed 30 players in the first few days of registration. But that also means the 2013 alumni game will be played at Tuscola’s C.E. Weatherby Stadium.
If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, go to to register.  
For more information, call Hall at (530) 410-6396.

Tuscola Alumni
Chad Lanning
Colin Ramsey
Stephen Bryson
Devan Elingburg
Adam Hambleton
Justin Frese
Justin Cutshaw
Dustin Espinosa
Dustin Messer
Bruce Beck
Jeff Bradshaw
Michael Stroupe
Josh Adams
Branson Reece
Joey Sorrells
Mark    Phillips
Alex    Smith
Robert Sutton
Hunter Hooper
Eddie Braun
Josh Kelley
Derrick Bradshaw
Daniel Brown
Chris Haney
Dane Brooks
Steven Goldsmith
Ethan McElroy
Will Rhinehart
Joshua Horne
Micah Phillips
Justin Rhinehart
Shane Ledford
Robert Stonerock
Tyler Trantham
Michael Belue
Jeremiah Lamica
Cody    Fisher
Andrew Sutton
Sam    Anderson
Michael Shuler
Matt    Ledford
Auston Brown
Joshua Rickman
Leonard Hefner
T.J. Weaver
Ryan Sutton
Sage Frady
Aaron Ponder

Pisgah Alumni
Arron Jones
Lance Queen
Brandon Luther
Dayne Shuler
Tyler Moody
Jacob Trantham
Tim Trull
Brock Cordevant
Brett Corzine
Terry Littrell
Aaron Mabry
Chris Collins
Dillon Harris
Jacob Morgan
Jeremy Cagle
Greg Lawrence
T.C. Guyer
Mitch Nelson
Craig Surrett
Gage Norris
Jordan Dalton
Zach Dalton
Kaleb Stockton
Aaron Owen
Zack Jaynes
Parker Dalton
Andrew Dalton
Jake Savage
Cody Savage
Travis Sorrells
Blake Woody
Cody Henson
Adam Sorrells
Shawn Alexander
Moose Henson
Moose Alexander
Bentley Rogers
Travis Smalling
Shayne King
Josh Deaver
Derek Lawrence
Sam Jackson
Jody Mathis
Nathan Yarbrough
Travis Singleton
Shawn Watts
Robbie Robinson
Bryan Hill
James Browning
Joey Eggleston
Austin    Morgan
Bennie Robinson
Heath Parton
Cody Frizzell
Chris Capps
Mark Hyman
Josh Frady
Luke Coleman
Aaron Hendrix
Donnie Buchanan
Matthew Inman
Jacob Hannah
Tyler Rathbone
Justin Belt
Will Warren
Levi Browning
Zach Lancaster
Cheyenne Keener
Adam Bridges
Butch Bridges
Seth Ammons
Jordan Baxley
Hutch Reece
Nathan Jones
Paul Jones
Kalam Fortney