Get ready for a clash of titans as the San Benito Greyhounds and the Harlingen Cardinals face off in the historic Battle of the Arroyo. As part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game is set at Bobby Morrow Stadium on October 20th, 2023.

This is no ordinary rivalry; it’s a legacy that dates to 1923, making it the second longest rivalry in Texas high school football history. The passion and intensity exhibited by the San Benito Greyhounds and the Harlingen Cardinals are unparalleled, making this clash a true spectacle.

Last year, the Harlingen Cardinals emerged victorious with a resounding 37-21 win over the San Benito Greyhounds. Both teams entered the game undefeated, adding an extra layer of anticipation and excitement to the already heated contest. This year, San Benito will be looking to turn the tables and avenge last year’s defeat.

The Battle of the Arroyo draws immense crowds, with an estimated 11,000 to 15,000 passionate fans converging on Bobby Morrow Stadium each year.

Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his admiration for the Battle of the Arroyo, stating, “As we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, the San Benito vs. Harlingen rivalry is a true testament to the power and tradition of high school football. This clash embodies the heart and soul of the game and reminds us why these rivalries are so cherished.”

Get ready for an evening of high-octane action, heart-stopping plays, and a battle for supremacy as the San Benito Greyhounds lock horns with the Harlingen Cardinals.

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Fabia Garcia
San Benito


Kristian Domanski

San Benito

Kristian is a team captain on the varsity team, 4-year lettermen in wrestling, a 3 - year lettermen in track. Kristian is a top 10 ranked student; he is a Hi-5 recipient, and his top clubs are NHS, RHO KAPPA, and NSHS. After high school, Kristian is planning to attend Rice University in Houston, Texas or Stanford University in Standford, California.
Stephen Venegas


Aside from football, Stephen is a member of PTSA, NHS, and the Robotics Club. He loves to fish, he volunteers at Loaves and also competes for the Track Team. In school, Stephen is Top 10 in academics for his class (#8).