Pisgah’s defense rules — AGAIN!Black Bears go 2-0 in Gridirion Alumni rivalry after beating Tuscola, 21-2
For the second year in a row, the Pisgah alumni football team’s defense was dominate, holding rival Tuscola to 57 net yards in total offense en route to a 21-2 victory in the Farm Bureau Insurance Gridiron Alumni football game Saturday night in front of an estimated crowd of 3,007 at C.E. Weatherby Stadium.
The win improved the Black Bears to 2-0 in the alumni series.
After a scoreless first quarter, Tuscola picked up two points, and a 2-0 lead, on a safety when a high-snap went through the hands of Pisgah punter Carroll Brown, Jr. (1995), who eventually scooped up the ball and tossed it out of his own end zone.
Late in the second quarter, the Black Bears capped a seven play, 27-yard drive when quarterback Hutch Reece (2002) snuck over from the one to take a 7-0 lead after the PAT by Levi Browning (2001).
Pisgah padded its lead with two touchdowns in the third quarter.
The Black Bears made it 14-2 when Heath Parton (2003) found a hole and dove in the end zone for a five-yard TD scamper. Then late in the third, quarterback Jerry Dean Mehaffey (1993) fired a 41-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kaleb Stockton (2005).