Rivalry of the century: Man broadcasts high school games for 50 seasons

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- Friday marks the 100th match-up between the Albertville Aggies and the Guntersville Wildcats, and throughout half of those years, one's man voice has broadcasted the game to the Valley.

A short stretch of highway separates a rivalry. On Friday that game will be played for the 100th time. The match-up is the longest running continual rivalry in Alabama.

Throughout the years, Bill Yancy has been coming to many of those games -- no matter if it was played in Guntersville or in Albertville."This is my 50th season," Yancy said.

Every Friday night for the last 50 seasons, Yancy's voice could be heard on the WTWX-FM radio station calling out the first downs, interceptions, and touchdowns that make up this long-running rivalry. "The good Lord's blessed me too, I haven't missed a Friday night so far," Yancy said.

In fact, Friday's game will be the station's 535th straight broadcast of Guntersville Wildcat football. "I just love football, like most Alabamians do," he said with a smile.

Countless calls and unforgettable moments have filled the airwaves for 50 seasons. "Well no, I'm never going to stop," Yancy said.

Friday's game will start at seven o'clock and will be held at Albertville High School.

Yancy will have a front row seat -- in the press box, mic in hand, ready to broadcast history.

"We're ready to go," Yancy said.

You can listen to a sampling of WTWX's broadcasted high school games, including Albertville and Guntersville match-ups from decades ago by following this link. 

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