Home Team: Olive Branch
Away Team: South Panola
Date And Time: 09/28/2012 7:00 pm
Location: Olive Branch High School
The Great American Rivalry Series featured game of the week will have the Olive Branch Conquistadors battling the South Panola Tigers Friday night in a matchup of the state’s last three 6A state champions. This classic Mississippi rivalry began in 1972 with South Panola leading in wins, 26-10. Olive Branch won last year’s matchup, 24-6, to snap a 10-year losing streak to South Panola.
South Panola :28
Olive Branch :14
Over 10,000 fans came out on a beautiful Northern Mississippi night to watch two of Mississippi's best battle on the gridiron. After holding the Conquistadors to a three and out on their first possession, South Panola took the ball and handed it off seven straight times to Great American Rivalry Series MVP Ladarius Strong. The Tigers would carry a 14-7 halftime lead. The final Olive Branch tally only served to lessen the final margin of victory, as the Pirates celebrated the win on enemy soil at 28-14.