In celebration of 100 years of UIL Texas high school football, the UIL and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have teamed up to honor the best, the brightest and the most unforgettable icons and legends in the sport’s illustrious history. With the help of some of the state’s foremost experts and historians, the UIL and DCTF will honor 100 of the most legendary rivalries in the state's illustrious history.
Each week throughout the 2020 season, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football will announce 10 honorees on the list, an indelible honor to be known as one of the greatest in Texas high school football history. Fans will then have an opportunity to weigh in, voting for the rivalry they think is the best of the best, to be named as a UIL 100 Fan’s Choice.
It all leads up to a celebration as big as Texas, celebrating the UIL’s 100 Rivalries — and the Fan’s Choice Top 10 — at the UIL Texas high school football state championship games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this December.
UIL 100 YEARS, 100 RIVALRIES — WEEK 1
Austin Westlake vs. Lake Travis
Far from the oldest rivalry in the state, but the Battle of the Lakes quickly became of the fiercest. Huge names and a healthy amount of disdain. Baker Mayfield. Sam Ehlinger. Garrett Gilbert. Hudson Card. The list goes on.
Gladewater vs. Gilmer
Separated by only 14 miles, the Highway 271 rivals are traditionally amongst the best in their classification. So much more than bragging rights at stake.
Austin Reagan vs. Austin LBJ
With just 5 miles separating these two campuses in the Capital City, the passion that was felt during this bonafide clash that peaked in the 1990’s will never be forgotten by Austin residents.
DeKalb vs. New Boston
These old East Texas rivals have been mixing it up since 1930 — including 83 consecutive years and counting of clashes — fighting for the old Traveling Trophy.
Lamar Consolidated vs. Rosenberg Terry
The Battle of the ‘Berg is separated by just two miles and even crosses over into other sports in terms of ferocity. Before the growth of the Lamar Consolidated district, it that had implications almost as big as the crowds it drew.
Universal City Randolph vs. San Antonio Cole
Our very own Texas high school football version of Army vs. Air Force with Cole being located on Fort Sam Houston (Army) and Randolph Air Force Base housing the Ro-Hawks. Both teams are solidly competitive in the small school ranks and this game always brings out the pride in San Antonio’s rich military community.
Euless Trinity vs. Hurst L.D. Bell
The opening of Euless Trinity in 1970 gave rise to one of the most heated rivalries in the DFW area as the annual grudge match between Trinity and Bell always brings a packed house to Pennington Field. The most famous game between the two rivals was the 1982 meeting in the 5A regional finals at Texas Stadium that ended in a 14-14 tie, Bell advanced on penetrations and eventually advanced to the state title game.
Bridgeport vs. Decatur
The “Battle of Big Sandy” was must-see event in Wise County every year, as the two largest schools in the county just ten miles apart have met nearly 100 times with Decatur holding a 64-28-6 lead.
Abilene vs. San Angelo Central
After 95 meetings dating back to 1910, you can't fault these old Big Country and Concho Valley foes for keeping close tabs on one another and relishing every victory.
El Paso vs. El Paso Austin
At 89 meetings and counting dating back to 1930, the annual Battle of the Claw is El Paso's oldest and most legendary rivalry, drawing huge crowds of rowdy fans to the must-see showdown.
Click here to vote now for the Fans Choice Top 10 Rivalries list. For more information on the UIL 100 honors, visit TexasFootball.com/UIL100.
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