It’s one of the few HBCU football events where the matchup between the bands is more anticipated than the football game.

The heated rivalry between Jackson State and Southern, unofficially known as the “BoomBox Classic,” is one of those events.

Southern’s lopsided 41-7 victory Saturday night over the Tigers doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have been closely following the two teams, but the halftime show is, arguably, always a toss-up.

We’ve found videos of both halftime performances and will leave it up our audience to determine a winner.

Which band won the halftime show? Watch the videos below and then cast your vote in our poll.

Jackson State


The poll will close Tuesday (Oct. 30) at 11:59 p.m.


  1. JSU’s performance was acceptable; however it was poorly executed.
    The JukeBox won the show hands down. Energy, creativity, well executed.??

  2. I think its really sad when people hate one school so much that they refuse to admit the truth. I do not have a problem saying what I like when I see it from another band. I like the J state run which they did not do in Baton Rouge and the circles were ok. I also like to watch them march in even though the drum majors don’t seem to be as strong as past years. However, the Jstate rocks the house is something that was taken from Grambling and in this case they could not rock the house because they did not have the house. This Jstate show was not their best and this type poll is not reflective of what really happened because it allows people to get together and vote over and over to say I voted even when my school was not the best. This needs to stop and the video does not lie!


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