CHESTERFIELD — Following Friday’s matchup with Lewisville, the Chesterfield Golden Rams will work to retain regional bragging rights in the annual Battle for the Border with Anson.
Chesterfield will travel to Anson High School in Wadesboro, North Carolina to face the Bearcats at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11. The Golden Rams handed Anson a 34-7 loss in last year’s contest and hold a 3-2 advantage over the Bearcats in the last five seasons.
“The Chesterfield High athletic department and football team are extremely excited about the opportunity to compete against Anson High for the Battle For The Border trophy,” Chesterfield athletic director Jimmy Weatherford said. “I feel it adds to the game between the two schools which has been growing over the last several years. We would like to thank Hospice of Chesterfield County and Anson Community Hospice for sponsoring this event for each of our athletic departments.”
The winning team takes possession of a trophy presented by nonprofit hospices serving the two counties, Anson Community Hospice and Hospice of Chesterfield County.
“I am very proud to be associated with anything that hospice does,” Anson athletic director Terry Mabry said. “I had the honor of hospice helping with the passing of my mom and they were so comforting. I know what they do for the families. This is a great thing they are doing for our athletes. Chesterfield is a class act and we are excited to continue this rivalry.”
Chesterfield (1-1) trounced Cheraw 38-14 in the Aug. 21 season opener for both Chesterfield County teams and fell to McBee (2-0) 47-21 the following week.
Anson (0-2) began its season with a 13-6 loss to Forest Hills and took an early lead in the Bearcats’ second-week matchup with Richmond before falling to the Raiders 43-20.
“Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to partner with Anson Community Hospice to recognize the student-athletes at Chesterfield and Anson high schools,” Chesterfield hospice spokeswoman Cindy Beard said. “We look forward to continuing this tradition in the future as a way to also raise awareness about the availability of hospice care and services in our communities.”
Hospice of Chesterfield County is a community-based, nonprofit hospice founded by local churches and concerned citizens that has been providing care for the terminally ill since 1993. For more information, contact Hospice of Chesterfield County at 843-623-9155.