FORT WORTH _ Following the Vaqueros victory last Saturday conversation broke out among the players at World of Beer during the post game party.
The veterans were educating the new players about Saturday’s Texas Trail Classic matchup against Shreveport.
“Yeah, we play for this giant set of horns, they are like 12 feet long,” Vaqueros winger Jamie Lovegrove said.
Technically, the horns aren’t that big but the trophy celebrating the Shreveport-Vaqueros rivalry is an actual set of horns.
The Rafters claimed the derby the first season in 2016 while the Vaqueros earned the horns last summer. However, Shreveport eliminated Fort Worth from the post-season in 2017 to only add intrigue to the rivalry.
“The Rafters have built an incredible brand since joining our conference and have produced a competitive side every season,” Vaqueros general manager Tobias Xavier Lopez said. “Playoff seeding is on the line so it just adds another level of intrigue to our rivalry.”
The Vaqueros can clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the conference playoffs with a victory.
- The Vaqueros will wear yellow at home on Saturday as a tribute to the final regular season game of the fifth year.