Six players punch their tickets to The Opening 2018

the opening 2018

It feels like yesterday that the 2017 season ended, but we’re already looking ahead to the 2018 high school football season with the first The Opening Regional in Miami, Florida.

Six players picked-up invitations to the national finals at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon later this year.  Half of those players play for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, which finished No. 3 in the 2017 High School Football America Top 100.

Advancing to the finals are:

Noah Cain, RB – IMG Academy (Florida)
Akeem Dent, DB – Palm Beach Central (Florida)
John Dunmore, WR – Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)
Kaiir Elam, DB – The Benjamin School (Florida)
Evan Neal, OL – IMG Academy (Florida)
Trey Sanders, RB – IMG Academy (Florida)

Next-up is the Houston regional in Texas next weekend.

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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.