2015 ESPN HS Football Kickoff Classic announced

ESPN High School Football Kickoff Classic

The release of the ESPN GEICO HS Football Kickoff schedule is a sure sign that high school football is right around the corner.

This year’s ten games that will be broadcast across ESPN’s family of networks will have an impact on early, in-season national rankings with many teams sure to find their way into various media outlet preseason rankings.  Ten different states will be represented over three days.

The best in-state battle will be in Florida where powers Booker T. Washington and St. Thomas Aquinas will square-off on August 28th.   Both teams won state titles last year.  BTW, which is on a 40 game win streak, finished 2014 ranked #6 in the High School Football America Top 25; STA finished #9 in our final poll.

On Saturday, August 29th, Miami Central will travel to Maryland to face DeMatha on ESPN.  Last year the Rockets finished #7 in our final national poll.

All four of those teams are under consideration for our 2015 Preseason National Top 25 that will be released on August 1st.

There are two marquee interstate games — De La Salle (California) at Euless Trinity (Texas) and Chandler (Arizona) at Bishop Gorman (Nevada).  Both games will be played Saturday night.

Below is the entire schedule

August 28th

Booker T. Washington (Florida) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)

Oxford (Mississippi) vs. Starkville (Mississippi)

August 29th

Miami Central (Florida) vs. DeMatha (Maryland)

Spartanburg (South Carolina) vs. Wakulla (Florida)

Benedictine (Ohio) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (Ohio)

DeSoto (Texas) vs. Arlington Martin (Texas)

Archer (Georgia) vs. Peachtree Ridge (Georgia)

De La Salle (California) vs. Euless Trinity (Texas)

Chandler (Arizona) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nevada)

August 30th

IMG Academy (Florida) vs. Miramar (Florida)

 

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.

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