Pisgah/Tuscola rivalry documentary is in the works

Input from the community is needed
By Rachel Robles, Lifestyles editor | Aug 14, 2014

A documentary about the Pisgah/Tuscola rivalry is in the works and the community is being asked to contribute.

Aaron Griffin, son of former Pisgah High School assistant principal Jim Griffin and a 2002 Pisgah graduate, is the producer and director of the documentary whose working title is “Rumble in the Mountains.”

“I actually had the idea of doing a documentary on this years ago, I just never had the time,” said Griffin. “There was always an urge to do something about it, but I could just never really seem to find the time. Now I have the time and over six years of production experience under my belt, I feel like I can put something out there that both communities can be proud of.”

Griffin is the in the early stages of production. Right now he’s gathering pictures, videos, articles, contacting people for interviews and planning a shooting schedule. He plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign this weekend so he can get funding to rent higher end camera gear, pay for crew, travel and additional expenses.

He hopes his documentary can accurately capture the rivalry between the two high schools.

“I hope this documentary will capture the rivalry as intensely as people have lived it for years,” said Griffin. “I would love to let the rest of the world see the rivalry for themselves and see how much it means to the county. I want to be sure that people know that this rivalry has been going on long before Pisgah and Tuscola were around; I want to go back to the Canton High and Waynesville Township days.”

Griffin invites the community to participate in the documentary.

“I need names and contact information of people that have been a part of the rivalry who would want to be interviewed,” he said. “I want to talk to everyone from former and current players and coaches, city officials and fans. I am also looking for old pictures, videos, articles and whatever else people might have that's related to the rivalry.”

Those interested in participating may contact Griffin at rumbleinthemountains@gmail.com or visit the "Rumble in the Mountains" Facebook page.

Griffin is currently planning for a spring 2015 release.

“I am very excited about getting started and hearing everyone’s stories,” he said.

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