The last three times Brooks County and Monroe have hooked up on the field, it's been a game that has come down to the wire.
This year's edition may be the best of the bunch.
The last three games between the Trojans and Tornadoes have been decided by a combined 20 points, with all three going in Brooks favor.
In 2012, this contest ended as the Trojans caught a hail Mary pass for a touchdown to break Monroe's heart.
Tonight's game will feature two four year starting quarterbacks, Brooks County's Malkolm Parrish and Monroe's Charles Stafford.
Even after three straight Brooks County victories, both coaches know each of those games could've gone either team's way.
"They've had our number and our guys know they've had our number. I think there's a sense of urgency when we play them, and we're not taking any chances at all," says Brooks County head coach Maurice Freeman. "We've had some bounces our way, and we certainly hope it can stay that way."
"We talk all the time about finishing games. The last three times we have played them, we had an opportunity to win the game at the end," says Monroe head coach Charles Truitt. "But we didn't finish. We didn't play a full four quarters of a game, and that's one thing they did."
"It's been difficult," Truitt admits. "It's been hard."
The Tornadoes and Trojans kick off at Hugh Mills Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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