Longest drive for a regular season

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  1. BK13T-$

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    Robbinsville played Gates county in 93 and 94.
    93 being At Gates County.
    Thats over 7 hrs one way.
    Thats a crazy long trip.
     
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    What was one of the longest trips for any game?
     
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    Swain went to Goldsboro one year about 15 years ago, probably 6+ hours in a bus.
     
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    Gates is 7.5hrs per map quest.
    Probably 9hrs on a bus.
     
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    2008 North Stokes to Cape Hatteras.
     
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    I remember Mt Airy playing West Greene Tennessee back in the late 90s
     
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    80s I mean
     
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    the late great Jerry Hollinsworth was still coaching
     
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    Cherokee to Choctaw Central
     
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    One year in first round of playoffs Hayesville went to Hobbton, 400 miles each way.
     
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    North Duplin went to Cherokee in round 3 in 06, then had to go to Elkin the following week.
     
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    I think to and from Cherokee will be included in a lot of these.
     
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    I'm probably one of a small group of people who can say that they have lived in Murphy and the OBX, Kill Devil Hills to be exact.

    But to your point I actually think the longest possible trip would be Murphy to Cape Hatteras.
     
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    Technically Cape Hatteras to Hiwassee if you do non football sports.
     
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    Robbinsville has played Manteo several times..I know for sure in 1974..527 miles one way..There and back is the same distance as from Robbinsville to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    NC is a big state people .
     
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    I thought about that, but I also thought they got rid of football?
     
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    They did or at least haven't had a team in years
     
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    Maybe they get started back with 8 man football?
     
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    They should one would think. Maybe not enough interest.

    I wonder if kids are allowed to go play at First Flight or Manteo.
     
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    Try this 3 week stretch for Reidsville in 2000 playoff season

    Reidsville at Tarboro................170 miles each way

    Reidsville at Edenton................240 miles each way

    Reidsville at SW Onslow..........220 miles each way

    that's 1260 round trip miles in a 3 game stretch.......that's a lot of traveling...............
     
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    The distance to Orlando, Flordia from Reidsville is 614.6 miles one way or 1229.2 round trip so that was a lot of millage for 3 football games.
    https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Reidsville-NC-USA/Orlando
     
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    yeah the Greensboro News and Record actually had a big story about all this at the time....can't remember what gas prices were 20 years ago....but still had to be pretty costly.................
     
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    Gas prices were around $1.46 in 2001 & $1.51 in 2000 or 20 years ago.
    Some interesting Info if you scroll on down the page.
    https://www.creditdonkey.com/gas-price-history.html
     
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    The best I can find this is the farthest we ever went for anything:




    In 1989 and 1991 we went out of state for scrimmages; why I don't know but our HC in 1989 and 90 Carl Sanders was a coach at Duke and loved the hard challenges. We went to Giles County Virginia in 1989 and did pretty well from what I read; then we went to South Carolina in 1991. I believe it's Lancaster high.. never really could find for sure. We scrimmaged them and Forbush the next year so I believe so. Forbush was at this one too; neither of us brought anyone suprsingly. This would NEVER happen now; the travel budget would never allow that.

    Farthest I've ever been to a game is Shelby but the West Stanly game we had in 2015 was the slowest traveling game I've seen. Not due to us but the weather stunk so badly. It rained like crazy that night; they had at least 2-3 inches of rain. WS got their field torn to shreds because of it.. they shoulda just waited until the next day for safety.
     
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    Slasher.....who is we?? what school or community..............
     
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