After a two-year "cooling off" period, the Philadelphia-Neshoba Central football rivalry will resume Friday night when the Tornadoes visit the Rockets.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Neshoba Central ended a 50-year rivalry with Philadelphia in 2010 for at least two years after the Mississippi High School Activities Association reprimanded and fined the Philadelphia High School head football coach and assistant coaches $500 following a halftime incident on Sept. 3, 2010, in which a Neshoba Central band student was injured.

The reprimand faulted the coaches for not keeping the football players in the end zone until the Neshoba Central Band had completed its halftime performance.

Philadelphia leads the series 27-24 which started in 1960 after Neshoba Central became a consolidated school. The two rivals met yearly for five decades before taking off in 2011 and 2012.

This year's Tornado team comes in at 2-0 while the Rockets stand at 0-2.

"It's a local rivalry game," Neshoba Central Coach Chuck Friend said. "Our kids know their kids. We haven't played them in the last couple of years and I really don't know that much about them. We'll go out and do our best."

Both Coach Friend and Philadelphia Head Coach Teddy Dyess agreed that win or lose, this game will not define either team's season.

"It's a fun game," Dyess said. "But we are a 3A school and they are a 5A school. We are both getting ready to play our district schedules and hopefully to make the playoffs.

"There is a lot of interest in the community and among the fans. But it will be another game for the two teams."

Here is a look back at the past scores from the series.

Philadelphia vs. Neshoba Central

Looking back game-by-game

1960 - Philadelphia 44, Neshoba Central 0

1961 - Philadelphia 46, Neshoba Central 19

1962 - Philadelphia 54, Neshoba Central 27

1963 - Philadelphia 69, Neshoba Central 0

1964 - Philadelphia 32, Neshoba Central 6

1965 - Philadelphia 20, Neshoba Central 0

1966 - Philadelphia 33, Neshoba Central 0

1967 - Philadelphia 34, Neshoba Central 0

1968 - Neshoba Central 12, Philadelphia 7

1969 - Philadelphia 20, Neshoba Central 8

1970 - Neshoba Central 14, Philadelphia 0

1971 - Neshoba Central 14, Philadelphia 0

1972 - Neshoba Central 18, Philadelphia 13

1973 - Neshoba Central 26, Philadelphia 7

1974 - Neshoba Central 18, Philadelphia 0

1975 - Philadelphia 7, Neshoba Central 0

1976 - Philadelphia 20, Neshoba Central 8

1977 - Neshoba Central 21, Philadelphia 13

1978 - Neshoba Central 16, Philadelphia 12

1979 - Philadelphia 35, Neshoba Central 6

1980 - Philadelphia 33, Neshoba Central 16

1981 - Philadelphia 39, Neshoba Central 6

1982 - Neshoba Central 14, Philadelphia 13

1983 - Neshoba Central 29, Philadelphia 6

1984 - Neshoba Central 27, Philadelphia 0

1985 - Neshoba Central 28, Philadelphia 0

1986 - Neshoba Central 13, Philadelphia 3

1987 - Neshoba Central 34, Philadelphia 13

1988 - Neshoba Central 37, Philadelphia 19

1989 - Neshoba Central 23, Philadelphia 0

1990 - Philadelphia 8, Neshoba Central 7

1991 - Philadelphia 22, Neshoba Central 14

1992 - Philadelphia 14, Neshoba Central 6

1993 - Neshoba Central 42, Philadelphia 6

1994 - Neshoba Central 20, Philadelphia 0

1995 - Neshoba Central 33, Philadelphia 0

1996 - Neshoba Central 31, Philadelphia 7

1997 - Philadelphia 19, Neshoba Central 6

1998 - Philadelphia 14, Neshoba Central 0

1999 - Philadelphia 28, Neshoba Central 14

2000 - Philadelphia 24, Neshoba Central 13

2001- Philadelphia 16. Neshoba 14

2002 - Philadelphia 25, Neshoba Central 7

2003 - Neshoba Central 27, Philadelphia 12

2004 - Philadelphia 20, Neshoba Central 19

2005 - Philadelphia 13, Neshoba Central 9

2006 - Neshoba Central 38, Philadelphia 21

2007 - Neshoba Central 21, Philadelphia 6

2008 - Neshoba Central 40, Philadelphia 7

2009 - Philadelphia 40, Neshoba Central 14

2010 - Philadelphia 42, Neshoba Central 14

2011 - Did not play

2012 - Did not play

Philadelphia leads the series, 27-24.