The Joe Bowl is one of Mississippi’s most intense, closest rivalries

The Joe Bowl is one of the most intense rivalries in the state of Mississippi. The contest between Falkner and Walnut has been played since 1963, long before the current moniker was used. And the series pendulum has swung in favor of both teams

How close is the rivalry of these school separated by just 7 miles?

It has been played 56 times. The all-time series record? 28-27-1. Last season Walnut took the series lead for the first time since 1985. Walnut leads the all-time scoring by 6 points, 1046-1040.

How does the added pressure of an all time series lead add to the pressure of the contest?

Check back early next week for a complete breakdown.

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