ESPN family airing 8 high school FB games Aug. 27-29
ESPN family airing 8 HS games Aug. 27-29
By Patrick Lammer August 25, 2010 12:17 AMESPN's family of networks will air eight high school football games this Friday through Sunday, starting with Friday night's Tampa Plant at Bradenton Manatee game at 7 on ESPN.
Plant-Manatee, which is a Kickoff Classic and does not count against the teams' records, is a rematch of last year's Class 5A state championship game. Plant won the title 21-14.
Both teams come in with highly regarded running backs in Plant's James Wilder Jr. and Manatee's Mike Blakely. Wilder has verbally committed to FSU; Blakely is still sifting through numerous offers, including from Florida and Miami.
The eight-game blitz will also include Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe's Jadeveon Clowney, a defensive end who rated by Scout.com and Rivals.com as the No. 1 prospect in the nation.
The rest of the schedule goes like this:
10 p.m -- Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) vs. Folsom (Folsom, Calif.), ESPN2
Noon -- Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) vs. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.), ESPN
4 p.m. -- South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) vs. Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.), ESPNU
7 p.m. -- Steele (Cibolo, Texas) vs. Madison (San Antonio, Texas), ESPN
10 p.m. -- Trinity (Euless, Texas) vs. Lee (Tyler, Texas), ESPNU
3 p.m. -- Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) vs. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio), ESPN
7 p.m. -- Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) vs. Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio), ESPNU