USA Today's Best Football Rivalry

Vote now to help county clash win regional contest

Voting for Tuscola-Pisgah football rivalry ends Wednesday
By Chuck Fiebernitz | Dec 07, 2012
Photo by: Wesley Pope Tuscola’s Levi Duffield, 9, catches a ball before Pisgah’s Lucas Hall, 12, knocks him out of bounds during the 2012 County Clash at Memorial Stadium in Canton.

The most important vote in the state of North Carolina is over — and there are no ‘hanging chads” to be scrutinized.
Sponsored by the national newspaper, USA Today, the Tuscola-Pisgah football rivalry edged Kannapolis Brown-Concord by 401 votes as our state’s best rivalry.
A total of 23,813 votes (51 percent) were cast for the Tuscola-Pisgah football rivalry compared to 23,142 votes for the Concord-Kannapolis Brown game.
The other rivalry was Louisburg vs Bunn, which only picked up 177 votes.
Being voted as the best in North Carolina advances the County Clash into the Southeast Regional competition, which begins today (Dec. 5) at 11 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, Dec. 12 (11 a.m.).
The SE Regional winner will move on to the national competition which begins on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, Dec. 19 (11 a.m.).
The rivalry voted the national champion will receive $10,000, which is to be divided equally ($5,000) between the two high school’s athletic programs.
In addition, USA TODAY Sports will report live on that rivalry game in 2013, and will present the schools with a trophy that will be kept each year by the winning team.
Anyone can vote, and vote as many times as they want in the regional and national competitions.
To cast your unlimited number of votes for the Tuscola-Pisgah County Clash, click here before Dec. 12.