Three teams that finished 2018 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings will headline this year’s Freedom Bowl at Milton High School in Georgia. The three-day event will feature six games with teams from five different states.
Everything kicks-off on Thursday, August 29 with defending Georgia 7A champ Milton facing Alpharetta. The Eagles finished No. 20 in the HSFA 100 after upsetting Colquitt County in the state title game.
Milton will be tasked with finding a replacement for dual-threat quarterback Jordan Yates, who has moved-on to Georgia Tech.
On Friday, Ohio’s Pickerington Central, led by dual-threat QB Demeatric Crenshaw, will play Winter Park from Florida. Pickerington Central won the 2017 Ohio Division I state title, finishing No. 27 in our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.
In the second game of Friday’s doubleheader, it will be a battle between Alabama and Florida powers when Cocoa plays Hoover, which finished No. 66 last season with a 9-4 record. The Bucs, who lost in the Class 7A state semifinals, will be led by senior-to-be quarterback Robby Ashford.
On the other sideline will be Caziah Holmes who is one of the top athletes in the Class of 2020. He has 23 college scholarship offers. Cocoa finished runner-up in Class 4A last season with Holmes rushing for nearly 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Saturday tripleheader begins with Mainland from Florida taking-on Bishop Sycamore, followed by Tennessee Division II-AAA champ Brentwood Academy facing Clearwater Central Catholic (Florida). Brentwood Academy finished No. 77 in the High School Football America 100 last season.
The third game on Saturday, defending Alabama 4A champ UMS-Wright faces Florida’s Western High.
2019 Freedom Bowl Schedule
August 29 – Alpharetta (Georgia) at Milton (Georgia), 7:30 PM
August 30 – Pickerington Central (Ohio) vs. Winter Park (Georgia), 5 PM
August 30 – Cocoa (Florida) vs. Hoover (Alabama), 7:30 PM
August 31 – Bishop Sycamore (Ohio) vs. Mainland (Florida), 10:30 AM
August 31 – Clearwater Central Catholic (Florida) vs. Brentwood Academy (Tennessee) 2:30 PM
August 31 – UMS-Wright (Alabama) vs. Western (Florida), 7 PM