Southeast vs. Manatee, Florida's No. 1 high school football rivalry?
That's according to a USA TODAY poll, in which Bradenton's annual backyard brawl was voted most intense over rivalries like Naples Lely vs. Naples and Pahokee vs. Glades Central in the Muck Bowl.
The Muck Bowl? Wow!
The state voting according to USA TODAY went:
Manatee vs. Southeast (1,255 votes)
Naples Lely vs. Naples High (205 votes)
Pahokee vs. Glades Central (114 votes).
The regional competition is up now and you have six days to help move SEHS vs. MHS to the national competition and make it America's No. 1 rivalry.
The winning schools will split $10,000.
To vote, visit: http://contest.usatodayhss.com
Regional voting ends 11 a.m. EST on Dec. 12. The four finalists advance to the championship round and you may vote as many times as you want.
Voting for the best national rivalry begins 11 a.m. EST on Dec. 13 and ends 11 a.m. EST Dec. 19.
Maybe by that time Manatee will be state AND national champion.