Top 25 Moments of 2012-13 - No. 8
July 19, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.
No. 8The annual Battle for Chief Caddo is one of the more unique rivalries in the country. The uniqueness of the rivalry is due in large part to the fact that when Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin meet on the gridiron they play for the largest trophy in all NCAA Division I rivalry games. Standing at seven feet, six inches tall, and weighing 320 pounds, the Chief was carved from a 2,000-pound black gum log following the 1961 game. Ever since that season the Chief has traveled home with the winner of the annual contest with the winning team proudly carrying the Chief back to their respective sideline.
The 2012 battle was an exciting one for Stephen F. Austin players and fans. The Lumberjacks utilized a second-half rally to knock off the Demons, 34-17. The victory marked the fourth consecutive win in the series for SFA. That streak equals the longest stretch of consecutive wins by the Lumberjacks over Northwestern State in nearly 30 years (1983-86).
Just as impressive as the streak, is the way the 'Jacks have taken care of business during the four-year run. SFA has averaged better than 30 points per game, while holding the Demons to just 10. The 2011 game marked the first shutout victory for SFA since the 1963 season, and the 'Jacks have also clinched two Southland Conference titles in the regular-season finale during that time.
For the Lumberjacks to pick up a fifth-straight victory, they will have to do it on the road Saturday, Nov. 23rd, in Natchitoches, La. The 2013 version of the Battle for Chief Caddo is slated to kickoff at 3 p.m. -SFA-
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