Adairsville-Cass football rivalry series continues this week
This Friday night, the Cass Colonels open their 2019 football season by traveling just up the road to 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 31-21-1 advantage in 53 games.
While it is the season opener for the Colonels, Adairsville will enter the contest with a game under their belts. The Tigers dropped their season opener this past Friday night in Summerville to the Chattooga Indians, 20-0.
Adairsville won the 2017 matchup with Cass 29-15, but the Colonels have won 11 of the most recent 14 games with a tie occurring in 2002. Cass won last year 19-10.
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.
The two programs split the first six games between 1956 and 1961.
This year’s game returns to the Tigers field on the campus of Adairsville High School.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Note: The 1959 final score was Cass 24, Adairsville 0 (per article in the archives of The Daily Tribune News)
*other series data from GHSFH