The thrill of college football returns to South Arkansas with the oldest Division II football rivalry in the nation, the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine. The contest is between Henderson State University (HSU) and Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) in Arkadelphia, AR. In addition to the Southern Bancorp Battle of the Ravine football game, tailgating activities, which are referred to as the Battle of the Ravine Rally, will take place on the Henderson intramural fields prior to kickoff.

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. Events include the Junior Auxiliary 5K Run, Andy Allison Super Kids Run, carnival rides, bounce houses, photo booth, rockwall, face painting and