Fort Worth Exes Will Keep A&M Rivalry Alive in ‘Cowtown Showdown’

Though the UT and A&M football rivalry is over, it may live on in Fort Worth—on the flag football field.

On Nov. 20, the Texas Exes Fort Worth Chapter partnered with the Fort Worth/Tarrant County A&M Club for a friendly flag football game and chili cook-off.

The event, dubbed the Cowtown Showdown, was the seventh-annual gathering of Fort Worth-area Aggie and Longhorn alumni. And everyone involved thought it would be the last, since A&M is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.

But by the end of the day, the alumni had so much fun they decided to continue the tradition.

“We love the Showdown because it really focuses on family and includes everyone,” says Leslie Johnston, BS ’02, event chair. “People bring their dogs and their kids, which they can’t always do at other events. It’s fun to get to know the A&M group and have a friendly competition.”

This year, the Aggies won both the chili cook-off and the football game, breaking a 3-3 tie from the last six years. Next year, Johnston says, the Longhorns hope to win.

Photo by Courtney Ratliff


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