We are excited to announce our first premiere for our upcoming documentary A-Town Divided at the Anderson Center Performing Arts Theater on October 6th at 7:00 pm! Come one, come all to enjoy PK Productions first ever film premiere! We will have time for questions and comments at the conclusion of the film and will also ask that audience members join us for a celebration after the premiere. Our celebration will be held at a bar & restaurant in Anderson Township that is still to be determined, but we encourage everyone to join us for a few drinks after if you so choose!
Trailer coming soon.
In 2007, Anderson High School faced off against Turpin High School in the OHSAA Division II Football Regional Championship game. With the two schools located a mere 3.3 miles apart, the Anderson Township archrivals have played against one another in all team sports since 1976. However, from 2002 until 2006, the two teams discontinued their annual football meeting, leaving much to be desired from both student athletes and members of the Cincinnati community.
After the 2006 season, Anderson's male attendance numbers decreased, and the school dropped to a Division II class football team according to the OHSAA. Turpin, coming off one of their best years in school history with a trip to the OHSAA Final Four in 2006, was primed to defend their Final Four run and compete for a Division II State Title.
After being picked to go 5-5 from several experts around town, Anderson was predicted to finish the season as an average football team. However, after finishing the season 8-2 and claiming an outright FAVC Buckeye Title, the Redskins marched their way into the state playoffs looking to win their first football playoff game since 1992. Turpin, claiming a FAVC Cardinal title, finished the season 10-0 and advanced to beat Winton Woods and Trotwood-Madison before facing the Redskins at Princeton Stadium on November 16th, 2007.
In the biggest game in the township's history, a hard-hitting, ferocious neighborhood rivalry unfolded.
What ensued was one of the greatest, yet most controversial finishes in OHSAA history, with the Anderson Redskins advancing to beat the Turpin Spartans 24-23. Anderson led the game only once, as the clock read 00:00, and the Redskins moved on to win two more games in their eventual (and school's only team) Division II State Title victory.
With its 10-year anniversary quickly approaching, for both the Regional Final and the State Title games, our film centers around the pageantry and intensity that is the Anderson vs. Turpin rivalry. On a wild night at Princeton Stadium, friends (both former and current), colleagues, peers, and coaching trees came together for one of the greatest, and most memorable games in the state's history.
In our upcoming film, A-Town Divided, we celebrate the privilege both teams shared playing in that game, and the eventual crowned winner of the 2007 OHSAA State Championship Division II Final in Canton, OH.