Fannin County High School has had one heck of a week.
They were originally scheduled to play the Gilmer County Bobcats this past week on September eleventh. That is until COVID-19 came into play.
Due to complications with COVID-19, the Fannin County High School Rebels were forced to cancel their game.
Across the state line in Tennessee, things went as planned for the Copper Basin Cougars. Copper Basin lined up against the Tellico Plains Bears in a matchup of two undefeated teams.
Coming into the game, Tellico had not allowed one single point all year long, but that woud change quickly as they found themselves looking up at a scoreboard at the end of the game that said: Basin: 56 Tellico: 14.
Copper Basin fans were rejoicing as they kept their undefeated season alive. However, Friday nights win was not the only reason they were rejoicing, as they got the news just before kickoff against Tellico that they had scheduled a game on October 23rd against Fannin County at home in Tennessee.
This is the first scheduled game for Fannin and Copper Basin since I was born in 1997. These two schools are not arch nemesis to say the least. Players from Basin and Fannin usually attend each others games when one of the two has a bye week, but I can bet that you can throw all of the friendliness out the window come October 23rd. I would venture to guess that more people will show up than the Copper Basin stadium can hold, and that the Copper Basin High School administration will have to come up with a way to add more bleachers and seating area into the stadium.
This new addition to the teams schedules will be very beneficial to both teams. It will give Fannin County the opportunity to make up for their lost game against Gilmer County, and it will give the Copper Basin Cougars a chance to really see what they are made of when playing a highly ranked team from the state of Georgia.