AUSTIN (KXAN) — From the cast iron to the gridiron, if there’s one thing Central Texans love as much as tacos, it’s high school football.

For fans of the Anderson Trojans and McCallum Knights, the “Taco Shack Bowl” – back for its 21st edition – is no exception. The annual matchup between Austin-area rivals returns to House Park on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. to kickoff the 2022 season for both teams.

Before the Knights and Trojans battle it out on the field, fans once again had the chance to settle the score off the field by displaying their school spirit and pride.

KXAN conducted a week-long online vote, putting the two teams head-to-head in a spirit competition. The winners were then announced live on KXAN News Today the morning of the game.

By a slim margin of 17 votes, McCallum took the 2022 spirit competition win. This will be McCallum’s fourth-straight year of winning the spirit competition.

  • McCallum: 1,170 votes
  • Anderson: 1,153 votes

The Anderson-McCallum game kicks off KBVO’s Big Game of the Week – bringing you some of the most exciting matchups of the Central Texas high school football season.