Port Neches-Groves vs. Nederland voted best rivalry in Texas high school football

With the 2021 Texas high school football season at the midway point, we asked fans to vote for the best football rivalry in the state.

The winner?

Port Neches-Groves vs. Nederland, referred to as Mid-County Madness.

This year’s Mid-County Madness rivalry game was played on Sept. 24, and Nederland pulled out a 38-28 road victory.

The Port Neches-Groves vs. Nederland rivalry received 54% of the 31,352 total votes. The Harlingen vs. San Benito rivalry (Battle of the Arroyo) finished second with 41.2%.

Here are all the rivalries we listed. If we missed a big rivalry et 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

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