Battle of the Bridge comes to a head in Loudon County

Battle of the Bridge comes to a head in Loudon County

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At LHS, the band marched through the hallways. At LHS, the band marched through the hallways.
LCHS grad and Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue attended her school's pep rally Thursday afternoon. LCHS grad and Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue attended her school's pep rally Thursday afternoon.

By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - The Battle of the Bridge came to a head Thursday night when Lenoir City High School defeated Loudon High 28-7.

This year, the match-up was held in Lenoir City and the town has even more to be excited about than just the big rivalry game. LCHS grad and Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue attended her school's pep rally Thursday afternoon.

At LCHS Thursday afternoon before the game, cheerleaders rallied the fans in their gym.

At LHS, the band marched through the hallways.

It's clearly a county divided: Loudon in red and Lenoir City in orange. But right in the middle of downtown Lenoir City, drivers saw Wiggins Siding and Guttering decked out in red.

"I thought I'd show my true colors," explained Lenoir City businessman and LHS graduate Chris Wiggins.

He knows it's a risk, being so open in Lenoir City about rooting for Loudon's eighth straight win. He says he'll put it all behind him Thursday night as soon as the game clock runs out, at least until next year.

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