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Fundraising Effort Underway For BHS Football Documentary - Brevard, NC


Last updated 6/7/2017 at 7:47pm

Courtesy photo

This photo that shows the 1963 Brevard High School football team inside the locker room is one of many archival materials that Tom Dierolf uncovered during the research process into his film, "Almost Cured," which documents the integration of BHS and the Blue Devil football team that went on to capture the state championship.

Over the past four years, local documentarian Tom Dierolf has been conducting interviews, sifting through old news archives and spending endless hours editing footage as part of his quest to document the story of the 1963 Brevard High School football team.

That work has culminated in the 28-minute documentary "Almost Cured."

Now, Dierolf is asking for help from the community as he prepares to put the finishing touches on his film so he can enter it into film festivals.

The idea for the film came to Dierolf after he and his family moved to Brevard in 2004 and he learned of the integration...

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