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Championship Team Honored On Golden Anniversary

            WAYNESVILLE—A championship football team from Waynesville Township High School was honored on Friday night at a Tuscola High School football game.

             According to the Waynesville Mountaineer newspaper, Waynesville beat Chapel Hill 20-13 on Thanksgiving Day in 1964 for what was the ultimate prize that year, a regional championship.

             There was a period of time in the 1960’s and early 1970’s that there was no ultimate “state champion,” but the playoffs ended with a regional title game, in some classes with more than two of those.  Rockingham beat Elizabeth City 19-0 in the other 1964 regional final for Class 3-A.

             The golden anniversary of that team was recognized in a pregame ceremony, and then each surviving member of the Waynesville Township team formed a tunnel for the entrance onto the field for this year’s edition of the Tuscola football team.  Members of the team were also treated to a pregame dinner.