Cape Girardeau, Jackson prepare for big rivalry game

Cross town rivals square off tonight on the football field
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 3:18 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 5:16 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Two longtime high school football rivals will square off Friday night, September 22.

The Jackson Indians will host the Cape Central Tigers at The Pit. Both teams are coming off a win.

The 2-2 Tigers are coming off a last-minute victory over Park Hills Central last week; and the 3-1 Indians handled Poplar Bluff on the road.

Jackson has owned this rivalry over the last decade, defeating Central eight times in the last 10 years, including a 42-14 win in 2022.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Tailgating started early for the big rivalry game between Cape Central and Jackson

Tiger fans are gathering at Cape County Park to tailgate before the game.

Look for more from Todd Richards and Jess Todd throughout the day on Heartland News.