Vote: What is the best rivalry in Texas high school football?

Week 5 of the 2021 Texas high school football season will be highlighted by several rivalries being renewed in high-stakes games across the state.

These games in particular have caught our eye heading into this weekend:

The number of longtime rivalries dotting the Week 5 slate got us thinking: what’s the best rivalry in Texas high school football?

Let us know by voting from a list of the fiercest, longest-running high school football rivalries around the Lone Star State. The poll will close Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. and we will announce the winner on Sept. 30.

Did we miss a big rivalry game? Let us know in the comments or hit us up on Twitter or Instagram @sblivetx.


  • Bay City vs. El Campo
  • Austin Westlake vs. Lake Travis
  • Odessa Permian vs. Midland Legacy
  • Longview vs. Marshall
  • Weslaco vs. Weslaco East (Tinaco Bowl)
  • Duncanville vs. DeSoto
  • Harlingen vs. San Benito (Battle of the Arroyo)
  • Tyler High vs. Tyler Legacy (Rose City Rivalry)
  • San Antonio Brandeis vs. San Antonio Johnson (Peanut Butter Bowl)
  • La Marque vs. Texas City (Battle by the Bay)
  • Sherman vs. Denison
  • New Braunfels vs. Seguin (Guadalupe River Bowl)
  • Rockwall vs. Rockwall Heath
  • Magnolia vs. Magnolia West (Magnolia Bowl)
  • Roma vs. Rio Grande City (Starr County Super Bowl)
  • Euless Trinity vs. Hurst Bell
  • Laredo United vs. Laredo United South
  • Cedar Hill vs. DeSoto
  • El Paso vs. El Paso Austin
  • Llano vs. Mason
  • Pearland vs. Pearland Dawson
  • Gregory-Portland vs. Corpus Christi Calallen
  • Amarillo vs. Amarillo Tascosa
  • Cibolo Steele vs. Schertz Clemens (Battle of 3009)
  • Houston Strake Jesuit vs. Houston St. Thomas
  • Cuero vs. Yoakum
  • Wichita Falls vs. Wichita Falls Rider
  • Laredo Martin vs. Laredo Nixon
  • San Antonio Harlandale vs. San Antonio McCollum (Frontier Bowl)
  • Port Neches-Groves vs. Nederland
  • League City Clear Creek vs. League City Clear Springs (Battle for 518)
  • Mission vs. Mission Veterans (Battle of Conway)
  • Galveston Ball vs. La Marque (Clash of the Causeway)
  • San Antonio Churchill vs. San Antonio Clark (Gucci Bowl)
  • Thorndale vs. Thrall
  • New Braunfels vs. New Braunfels Canyon (Wurst Bowl)
  • Harlingen vs. Harlingen South (Bird Bowl)
  • Texarkana Texas High vs. Texarkana Arkansas High
  • Del Rio vs. Eagle Pass
  • Corpus Christi Veterans vs. Corpus Christi Flour Bluff
  • Edinburg North vs. Edinburg Vela
  • Flower Mound vs. Flower Mound Marcus
  • Killeen Ellison vs. Killeen Harker Heights
  • McAllen Memorial vs. McAllen Rowe

Andrew McCulloch

Andrew McCulloch, SBLive

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