ETSU to face Western Carolina at Bristol; Watch pregame show this Thursday

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) –  The Battle at Bristol game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech is in the books, but football in Bristol is not done just yet, with ETSU set to square off against Western Carolina this Saturday.

ETSU will be well rested, coming off a bye week following a huge double-overtime win against Kennesaw State. While, the Catamounts began their season against East Carolina. bucsatbristollogo

This weekend’s match-up will re-kindle a rivalry that hasn’t been seen on the gridiron since 2003.

The Catamounts hold a 23-21-1 record all-time against the Bucs, but both teams know this game will be a game they will never forget.

The Bucs and Catamounts will kick off at 1:30 Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Food City is the game’s title sponsor. Tickets to the Food City Bucs at Bristol start at $25. For more details on tickets to the game check out www.BristolTix.com or call the BMS ticket office at (866)-415-4158.

“Watching Bristol Motor Speedway transform from a globally recognized NASCAR track to a world-class football stadium has been an amazing process,” said Steve Smith, president and CEO of Food City. “We’re proud to welcome back the ETSU Buccaneers and can’t wait to see our regional athletes take the field for the Food City Bucs at Bristol.”

Fans and players are getting ready to cheer on the Bucs in the biggest stadium they’ve ever played in. And News Channel 11 is helping you get ready for the game, this Thursday. Watch our Pregame show on News Channel 11 (CBS) starting at 7:00 p.m.

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