Few teams have rivaled the Calallen Wildcats like the Flour Bluff Hornets.

In fact, through their last 13 head-to-head match-ups, the Wildcats own a 7-6 advantage, which a lot closer than most records against South Texas competition. That’s why when the two Coastal Bend powers get together, it garners a lot of attention.

Calallen and Flour Bluff will add to their rivalry Friday night when they meet up in a non-district game at Hornets Stadium in Flour Bluff.

Both teams come into Friday night fresh off similar wins. The Wildcats relied on a long scoring run by Jarrett Garza late in the game to beat San Benito, 28-21. The Hornets committed two turnovers to give Pharr-San Juan-Alamo a two-touchdown lead early in the game. Flour Bluff was able to mount a comeback and win, 33-38.

The Wildcats offense was fueled by its running game and its stable of speedy backs. Garza led the group with eight carries for 78 yards and one touchdown. A.J. Brown had 18 carries for 77 yards and a score and quarterback Rivers Roy had five carries for 75 yards. Roy completed two of five passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

The Hornets also had a pair of solid runners in Braden Sherron and Isaac Miles. Sherron rushed for 124 yards and a score on 10 carries and Miles had 13 carries for 119 and two touchdowns.

The last time the Wildcats and Hornets went head-to-head, it for the District 30-5A championship in 2016. The Wildcats won that game, 31-7.