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
Booker T. Washington (Florida) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida)
Oxford (Mississippi) vs. Starkville (Mississippi)
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)
IMG Academy (Florida) vs. Miramar (Florida)