Annual Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl is Aug. 22

August 13, 2014

PICKENS — The seventh annual Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl will be held at Pickens High School on Aug. 22 during the Easley High School versus Pickens High School football game.

To date, the teams are tied 3-3 on the field. On the night of the big game, Pickens and Easley football teams will compete once again for ownership of the coveted “Food Fight Bowl” trophy.

Easley and Pickens High Schools have maintained a fierce rivalry since 1923, when Easley won the very first meeting by a score of 7-6. The “Food Fight Bowl” trophy was designed to inspire each team to have a special reward in a game.

The top of the trophy was taken off Coach Sam Wyche’s 1988 NFL Coach of the Year trophy and placed on a new base, becoming rotating Meals on Wheels Food Fight Bowl trophy.

The prestigious “Timmy Award” was given to Coach Wyche, by the Washington Touchdown Club for his Cincinnati Bengals’ 14 game winning season and representing the AFC in Super Bowl XXIII vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

The Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl is the largest fundraising event for Pickens County Meals on Wheels. This year, the stakes will be higher than ever as students from Daniel, Easley, Liberty and Pickens compete for the “Ultimate Food Fight” trophy.

To jump-start their fundraising efforts, each school has been awarded $1,000. Students will have until 4 p.m. Sept. 19 to meet their goal. The school that raises the most money for Meals on Wheels will be awarded with the “Ultimate Food Fight” trophy during half-time of their next home game.

The event supports the seniors in the communities served throughout Pickens County.