SALINE COUNTY, Kansas -- Since 1893,18 miles have separated two North Central Kansas colleges.
"The history is kind of interesting," said Kansas Wesleyan University football coach, David Dallas.
Over the years the matchup between KWU and Bethany College has been one of the most anticipated in Saline County.
This year the teams will be playing under the lights in Lindsborg for the 100th matchup.
"It's going to be a dog fight for a full 60 minutes no matter what the score is," said KWU player, Kelton Reed.
KWU players are hoping to avenge last years loss in Salina.
"Use that motivation, last years the 25 nothing win they had against us on our home field on homecoming," said Reed.
But, Bethany players are looking to extend the streak against the Coyotes.
"If we keep control of the ball, there is no hesitation in my mind we'll win the game," said Bethany College player, D'Andre Thompson.
Over the years BC has controlled much of the series.
Currently they lead KWU 55-39-5, they also had the longest streak of 15 wins.
"Both teams have been fairly competitive over the years, but luckily we've had a few more wins over the years," said BC coach, Jamie Cruce.
Even though this is a rivalry game, both teams are hoping to win this game and improve it's KCAC standings.
"When the whistle blows, we are going to do our hardest to do the best we can to represent Kansas Wesleyan and win a football game," said Dallas.
Since 2007, the teams have alternated wins, this year coach Cruce hopes to keep win 100 in Lindsborg.
"Hopefully we can bring the 100th victory to Lindsborg."