Now in its 30th year, the Southern Heritage Classic has plenty of history. So much so that we decided to check how well you know your SHC trivia!
Take this “pop quiz” to see how well you know the Southern Heritage Classic. If you get more than seven right, you get . . . well, it won’t be a prize, but you’ll get to say you’re an SHC expert! Have fun!
Answer: Mississippi Valley State University played in the Classic in 1991.
Answer: In 2001, the Classic was rescheduled because of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Answer: The Grambling State University Tigers played in the Classic in 1993.
Answer: TSU’s “Aristocrat of Bands” (bottom) vs. Jackson State’s “Sonic Boom of The South” (top) is always a favorite!
Answer: 1998. Both games suffered, and a Tigers/SHC doubleheader has never happened since.
Answer: Four overtime periods, but three games. In both 2005 and 2006, the game was decided in OT, and in 2000, it took double-OT game for Jackson State to eke out a 42-39 win.
Answer: It was the November 2001 game, rescheduled because of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Classic was played on Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 22, 2001.
Answer: There wasn’t one! Severe weather forced officials to cancel the game, which was never rescheduled
Answer: In 1997, more than 60,000 fans packed the Liberty Bowl for the Classic.