Top Football Rivalries Near Austin
Football season is right around the corner and if you're new to Austin, you may be curious about the area football rivalries. There's no shortage of rivalries throughout the area. Here's a look at some of the biggest football rivalries in Austin.
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The State Fair of Texas will start and three weekends in, the Texas vs. Oklahoma game will take over the fair. It's a huge game called the Red River Showdown and it's played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. This rivalry is over a century old and has been instrumental in deciding plenty of seasons for both teams.
Some of the most historic games have been a part of this rivalry. This is a very big event in the state of Texas and currently, the Longhorns hold the series lead at 61-46. However, Oklahoma has won the last two years in a row.
Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Another huge rivalry, even though these two teams are not in the same conference anymore, this game has been going on for almost 100 years. It's was one of the longest running rivalries in college football until it ended in 2011. There's a good chance they will renew this rivalry in the coming years.
The Longhorns do maintain the series lead at 76-37 and they won the last game in 2011. Fans have been all but begging to get this rivalry back since it stopped and there's a good chance the two schools will find a way to renew the rivalry. They could even meet in a bowl game.
Round Rock Dragons vs. Westwood Warriors
Getting into high school football, the Dragons and the Warriors square off every year in their own "Battle of the Bell". This game has plenty of meaning for both sides and the railroad bell goes to the winner every year.
Travis Rebels vs. McCallum Knights
The real "Battle of the Bell" features the Knights and Rebels. This rivalry goes back to 1953 and features the Victory Bell as the trophy. Since the Knights won big last year, it could be a big game for the Rebels to get revenge this year.
Lake Travis Cavaliers vs. Westlake Chaparrals
Another huge rivalry in high school football, the Cavalier’s vs. Chaparrals offers up a good one. It's one of the biggest games of the year and always draws a big crowd.
McCallum Knights vs. Anderson Trojans
A second rivalry including the Knights, this one has been going on for 17 years. It's known as the Taco Shack Bowl and includes plenty of fun. This one is usually played earlier in the season and the crowds will be out to cheer on their school.
Football is a way of life in Texas and the season will be here in just days. These are some of the biggest rivalries to enjoy all throughout the Austin area. Of course, there are many more and no matter which high school you cheer for, you'll have a rival to hate.