Battle of the Bridge goes off the field, helps charity
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Another competition between Loudon County and Lenoir City benefits the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County. 8-26-14
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00:00 Yes here's another game we're gearing up for the battle
00:02 of the bridge the historic high school matchup between -- city
00:06 and allowed it once he will claim victory on the gridiron
00:09 this Friday that they won't be the only. -- -- modeling
00:13 to his supporters to be terror explains this other competition from
00:17 the ten sports studio Steve hey -- -- A -- nearly
00:20 in line decades the competition between these cross town rivals has
00:23 been. Strong has been fears she can even call nasty at
00:27 times on and off the field I see all the feel
00:30 because in recent years there's been another battle between the schools.
00:33 This new competition is actually -- Kurt helping an organization that
00:37 helps out around county return. In less than 72 hours this
00:42 -- turf will be you battleground nuggets intensity he has ran
00:46 out of four players that it means a lot Redskins vs.
00:53 But there's another battleground in Loudon County. This one would arguably
00:58 a more important -- -- stick the real winner are the
01:01 hungry families in mountain. For the past three weeks students have
01:05 both -- city in loud high have been collecting food in
01:08 new money all the benefit the good samaritan food -- It's
01:12 all part of a competition stemmed from the football field. But
01:15 this battle you don't need grade just generosity between 35 to
01:19 40%. Of all within. That we collect for our -- pantries
01:25 comes from this battle to preach competition power and can then
01:29 that banknorth. It is super manages pictured here which looks --
01:34 now but less than a week we're expecting approximately. Eight to
01:38 9000 -- an actual -- all coming from students. Since 2001
01:46 statue Loudon is the clear favorite winning nine times compared to
01:50 -- city's four victories. Opinions there's a trophy for the winner
01:53 but the real winners here each. Do you rate and have
01:57 food. And donated not -- -- that they have family for
02:02 a week. As this competition wraps up we're told it could
02:05 be another record year. -- a battle that could give heated
02:10 hasn't -- itself. -- a woman was sitting hasn't been successful
02:14 for the food drive it helped turn things around this year.
02:17 The football game we've we've become the last couple years. However
02:21 they've had you know the better end of the deal on
02:24 the on the third drive -- like -- turn that around
02:26 this year. And within the last eight years for this new
02:30 battle of the bridge students collected more than 57. Tons of
02:34 food. And 200 in 161000. Dollars for that charity students have
02:39 until Friday to get those donations haven't done -- prostitute as
02:43 well thank you Steve.
(WBIR-Loudon County) Adjectives like "fierce" and "heated" describe the nine-decades long "Battle of the Bridge" football game in Loudon County between Lenoir City and Loudon high schools. However, there's another competition currently going on between these two schools, one that will benefit a local charity.
"The real winners are the hungry families in Loudon County," said Karen Bowdle with the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County. The nonprofit helps thousands of people with food assistance.
"Between 35 to 40 percent of all the food that we collect for our on-site pantry comes from this Battle of the Bridge competition," Bowdle added.
In the last eight years, the drive has raised more than 57 tons of food, all donated by the 2,100 students from the combined two schools. They also raised more than $210,000 in monetary donations for the Good Samaritan Center.
"Each student raised enough food and donated enough food to us to feed a family for a week," Eddy Shubert, the pantry manager added.
Since 2001, Loudon High School has been the winner nine times since 2001. Lenoir City won four times.
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