This Friday night, the Cass Colonels open their 2018 football season by hosting county rival Adairsville in a continuation of the longest-running rivalry series in Bartow County.
The series dates back to the 1956 season with Cass holding a 30-21-1 advantage in 52 games.
While it is the season opener for the Colonels, Adairsville will enter the contest with a win under their belts. The Tigers scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion with just over two minutes remaining last Friday to edge visiting Chattooga, 21-20.
Adairsville won last season’s matchup with Cass 29-15, but the Colonels have won 10 of the most recent 13 games with a tie occurring in 2002.
The Tigers controlled the series in the 1970s, winning 9 of 10 games between 1971 and 1980. That came on the heels of a stretch where Cass won 10 of 11 games between 1962 and 1970.
This year’s game returns to Cochran Stadium on the campus of Cass High School.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
series data from GHSFH