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          While many fans in Hartselle believe the game against Decatur is their best rivalry, the Tigers have played Cullman a dozen more times over the years. And this series is a lot closer. Actually, following the 2015 football season the two teams are tied at 45 wins each with four games ending tied in 94 meetings since 1916. That makes it the closest rivalry in our series. Five of the past six games have been decided by a touchdown or less.

          While Cullman dominated the series in the early years, Hartselle has dominated recently. In 1967 Cullman lead the series 29-16 when the two teams took a couple of years off before resuming the series in 1969. Since that time, Hartselle has won 29 and lost 16 games to the Bearcats.

          Anytime these two face off on the gridiron it is an instant classic. Just last year Cullman scored with 1:50 remaining in the contest to cut the lead to 14-13. Instead of going for the tie and continuing play in overtime, Cullman went for the win. The two teams lined up but Hartselle linebacker Connor Landers stuffed a running play and secured the victory for Hartselle. The win tied the series.

          They have met four time during the regular season only to face off again in the playoffs. In 1978 Hartselle won the regular season contest only to lose in the first round of the post season to the Bearcats. The next year Hartselle defeated Cullman 20-7 and finished a perfect 10-0 during the regular season only to lose on the road to Cullman in the first round of the playoffs 36-28.

          In 2007 Cullman won both the regular season and the playoff game. Hartselle flipped the tables by doing the same thing the very next season.

          The teams first met in 1916 with Cullman coming away with a pair of victories that season. They did not play each other in 1918, 1926-28, 1943-44 and 1967-68. Other than those few gaps they have met every season.
         


Total Meetings:  94
Series Record:  Series tied 45-45-4
Home Record: Cullman: 22-18-2
                        Hartselle: 23-17-1
First Meeting:  11/13/1916, Cullman 53, Hartselle, 0
Last Meeting:  10/9/2015, Hartselle 14, Cullman, 13
Longest Winning Streak:  Cullman 6 (1949-1954), Hartselle 6 (1979-1984)
Biggest Wins:  Cullman 53-0 (1916), Hartselle 33-0 (1945)

Biggest Upsets:  1979 Cullman (5-5) upset Hartselle (10-0) in the first round of the playoffs



Cullman vs. Hartselle
2015 Hartselle 14-13 Cullman
2014 Hartselle 28-0 Cullman
2013 Cullman 14-6 Hartselle
2012 Hartselle 21-14 Cullman
2011 Hartselle 20-13 Cullman
2010 Hartselle 30-27 Cullman
2010 # Hartselle 27-6 Cullman
2007 Cullman 45-20 Hartselle
2007 # Cullman 42-41 Hartselle
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2006 Hartselle 28-14 Cullman
2005 Cullman 37-10 Hartselle
2004 Hartselle 47-21 Cullman
2003 Hartselle 20-19 Cullman
2002 Hartselle 23-6 Cullman
2001 Hartselle 28-21 Cullman
2000 Cullman 15-10 Hartselle
1999 Hartselle 14-10 Cullman
1998 Cullman 31-28 Hartselle
1997 Cullman 24-21 Hartselle
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1996 Hartselle 10-7 Cullman
1995 Cullman 20-15 Hartselle
1994 Hartselle 23-0 Cullman
1993 Hartselle 24-0 Cullman
1992 Hartselle 17-7 Cullman
1991 Cullman 35-23 Hartselle
1990 Hartselle 34-7 Cullman
1989 Hartselle 28-7 Cullman
1988 Hartselle 7-6 Cullman
1987 Hartselle 28-12 Cullman
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1986 Hartselle 24-13 Cullman
1985 Cullman 26-14 Hartselle
1984 Hartselle 38-26 Cullman
1983 Hartselle 35-14 Cullman
1982 Hartselle 7-0 Cullman
1981 Hartselle 28-21 Cullman
1980 Hartselle 40-14 Cullman
1979 Hartselle 20-7 Cullman
1979 # Cullman 36-28 Hartselle
1978 Hartselle 19-14 Cullman
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1978 # Cullman 22-14 Hartselle
1977 Hartselle 21-21 Cullman
1976 Hartselle 27-0 Cullman
1975 Cullman 17-15 Hartselle
1974 Hartselle 35-7 Cullman
1973 Hartselle 27-7 Cullman
1972 Cullman 21-13 Hartselle
1971 Cullman 31-21 Hartselle
1970 Cullman 27-14 Hartselle
1969 Hartselle 21-6 Cullman
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1966 Cullman 28-13 Hartselle
1965 Cullman 25-7 Hartselle
1964 Hartselle 16-7 Cullman
1963 Cullman 25-6 Hartselle
1962 Cullman 32-7 Hartselle
1961 Cullman 26-0 Hartselle
1960 Cullman 26-0 Hartselle
1959 Cullman 19-14 Hartselle
1957 Hartselle 14-13 Cullman
1956 Cullman 26-6 Hartselle
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1955 Hartselle 19-14 Cullman
1954 Cullman 26-6 Hartselle
1953 Cullman 27-13 Hartselle
1952 Cullman 44-14 Hartselle
1951 Cullman 13-6 Hartselle
1950 Cullman 28-0 Hartselle
1949 Cullman 26-0 Hartselle
1948 Hartselle 20-7 Cullman
1947 Hartselle 1-0 Cullman
1946 Hartselle 18-12 Cullman
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1945 Hartselle 33-0 Cullman
1942 Cullman 25-0 Hartselle
1941 Cullman 41-0 Hartselle
1940 Cullman 18-0 Hartselle
1939 Hartselle 32-7 Cullman
1938 Cullman 6-0 Hartselle
1937 Cullman 45-0 Hartselle
1936 Cullman 25-6 Hartselle
1935 Hartselle 13-0 Cullman
1934 Cullman 7-6 Hartselle
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1933 Hartselle 6-0 Cullman
1932 Hartselle 6-6 Cullman
1931 Hartselle 0-0 Cullman
1930 Hartselle 7-0 Cullman
1929 Cullman 0-20 Hartselle
1925 Cullman 24-0 Hartselle
1924 Cullman 39-6 Hartselle
1923 Cullman 26-0 Hartselle
1922 Cullman 18-14 Hartselle
1921 Hartselle 14-0 Cullman
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1920 Hartselle 0-0 Cullman
1919 Hartselle 12-0 Cullman
1917 Cullman 18-0 Hartselle
1916 Cullman 19-6 Hartselle
1916 Cullman 53-0 Hartselle

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David Parker
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