The Jones College BOBCATS and the Pearl River WILDCATS have battled one another in the rugged MS JUCO South Division for 89 years.
Most years there has been plenty at stake; from league playoff berths to each program's national ranking in games that are excitedly awaited by loyal fans, talented participants and members of the community.
The rivalry has featured coaching legends from both programs:
Jones head coach Sim Cooley (1961-1987) and Parker Dykes (1992-2005)
Pearl River coaching legends T.D. "Dobie Holden" (1948-1967) and J.C. Arban (1975-1984)
Over the many decades neither team has been able to pull away from the other -
Jones: 45 wins
Pearl River: 42 wins
The next time these Cats collide will mark the 90th meeting....and the 90th Cat Fight.