Belfry and Johnson Central face-off in legendary rivalry

(WYMT) - Despite the rainy weather, many fans filled the football stadium at Johnson Central.

Johnson Central got the rainy win over Belfry.

"Biggest game in the mountains. Belfry and Johnson Central," said Joe Cochren.

Cochren is a Belfry fan and a father.

"I'm a long time fan but I'm also a dad. I have a kid out here playing," said Cochren.

He says the rain did not stop him from supporting his son.

"As a parent, you're going to be dedicated regardless of the weather," Cochren added.

Many fans say they wait for this game every year.

"Belfry is like the biggest game that we have," said Alyssa Ousley.

"There's a rivalry right here, bad blood. Every year it's going to be a good game between these two," said Corbin Fairchild.

Although the weather was not ideal, fans packed the stadium for the last game of the regular season.

Johnson Central: 34


Two teams from the mountains are going head to head Friday night for more than a trophy.

"Even though the game doesn't really mean much, it's just for bragging rights but we like to consider the winner the best in the mountains," said Johnson Central Senior Dagen Rash.

Players say having a win under their belt will secure bragging rights until next season.

Belfry and Johnson Central are facing off in the last game of the regular season

"I can't tell you exactly what it's going to be tonight but it's going to be a good one," said Belfry Senior Austin Lawson.

Rash says there is a lot of anticipation leading up to this game.

"Two physical teams from the mountains and everybody likes coming and watching a physical game," said Rash.

Johnson Central Senior Matthew Horn says the game will get physical.

"We're two hard-nosed teams and we like to run the ball right at you," said Horn.

Belfry senior Kevin Browning agreed.

"Two physical teams from the mountains and everybody likes coming and watching a physical game," said Browning.

As for who is going to win the game, both teams are feeling confident before kick-off.

"Obviously Johnson Central is going to win tonight," said Horn.

"Obviously a victory for Belfry," said Lawson.

Hoping to end the regular season with a win.

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