Battle of the Ravine Rally Details Set

The Battle of the Ravine Rally 

Friday-Saturday November 15th & 16th 

A weekend of events leading up to the game as Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University battle for the 87th time on November 16, 2013 at A.U. Williams Field on the Campus of OBU.  Kickoff at 2:00 pm.

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – The thrill of college football returns to South Arkansas as The City of Caddo Valley presents the Battle of the Ravine Rally on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. Two days of free fun and live entertainment for the family leading up to the oldest Division II football rivalry in the nation, the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine, between Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.

It all starts Friday, Nov. 15, with the Battle of the Ravine Rally beginning at 5 p.m. with fun including carnival rides, games, tailgating and ending with a live concert featuring regional favorite Backroad Anthem.  The Rally continues Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 8 a.m. with free fun for the entire family with inflatables, games, live entertainment, tailgating events and much more… All leading up to the BATTLE OF THE RAVINE kick-off at 2pm.

The Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine pits rival teams, Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist, against one another in what promises to be an epic battle for bragging rights.  The rivalry is unique in that both schools are powerhouses in the Great American Conference (GAC) and of the past 86 rival matchups, the game has been decided by a touchdown or less 39 times.  This year’s matchup is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated games yet, as undefeated HSU fights to keep OBU from breaking the winning streak in the no-holds-barred battle. This game is held annually and is the only college football game in the nation where the visiting team crosses the street to compete.

Friday and Saturday pregame events are free and open to the public on the campuses of Henderson State University and directly across the street at Ouachita Baptist University.

FRIDAY Nov. 15th 

  • Carnival Rides Open – 5:00 pm including:
  • Bounce Houses, Photo booth, Ziplining, Carnival Rides & More
  • OBU vs HSU Powderpuff Game – 6:00 pm
  • BAGGO Tournament – 6:00 pm
  • Live Music with Backroad Anthem – performing on stage – 8:30pm


SATURDAY Nov. 16th

  • Carnival Rides Open – 9:00 am including:
  • Bounce Houses, Carnival Rides, Face Painting, Photo booth & More
  • Washer Competition Begins – 9:00 am
  • Live Music on stage – 12:00 pm


The Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine FOOTBALL GAME Kicks-off at 2pm at A.U. Williams Field on the Campus of OBU.

*General Admission tickets to the football game are only $5 and Reserved Seat Section tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the gate.

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