“Battle of The Piney Woods” Rivalry Extended At Reliant

"Battle of the Piney Woods" Rivalry Extended At Reliant


Storified by Cheval John · Tue, Oct 02 2012 19:30:58

by Cheval John
Reporter, Vallano Media

Houston area alumni of both Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin have a reason to celebrate.
Today, both schools and Lone Star Sports & Entertainment have agreed to extend the rivalry game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX through 2017.
Since the move to Reliant, the game have drawn excitement and brought more meaning to the rivalry.
In it’s first year, over 24,000 witnessed SFA narrowly defeating SHSU 31-28.
Last year, over 25,000 saw SHSU massacred SFA 45-10.
Over the past few years, the winner of the event eventually goes on to take the Southland Conference title.
This year’s contest set to begin at 3 p.m. on the Southland Conference Television will be no different.
SHSU is 2-2 for the season and are looking to create keep the momentum going after destroying Texas Southern 50-6 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
SFA are also looking to salvage their season.
Last week, they defeated the University of Central Arkansas 42-37 at home on a soggy Homer Bryce stadium.
As of now, everyone can enjoy the annual event at Reliant Stadium for more years to come.

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency which helps small to mid-sized businesses use social media correctly to build a loyal following and in the process become more profitable. Cheval is also the host of "What's The Word?" a podcast about finding out what inspires people to choose their respective careers and how social media impacted their lives and business. He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, "8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn." He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting. Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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