The GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff Returns for 11th Year – ESPN Press Space

24August 2020

  • Seven Games Available Across ESPN, ESPN2, and the ESPN App, August 28-30

The GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff returns for its 11th year Friday, Aug. 28– Sunday, Aug. 30. The 7– video game slate includes teams from 9 various states, consisting of 4 safeguarding state champions.

All video games are being played in states where high school sports have been approved by their particular high school associations and all taking part schools will stick to health and wellness protocols described by those associations.

2020 ESPN GEICO High School Football Kickoff Arrange:

Date Time Game Network
Fri, Aug 28 7 p.m. St. Paul’s (Alabama) vs. Spanish Fort (Alabama)
Chris Cotter, Cole Cubelic
10 p.m. Corner Canyon (Utah) vs. Bingham (Utah)
Anish Shroff, Eric Mac Lain
Sat, Aug 29 Noon Trinity Christian (Texas) vs. Knoxville Catholic (Tennessee)
Jay Alter, Craig Haubert
3 p.m. Bentonville West (Arkansas) vs. Damaged Arrow (Oklahoma)
Matt Schick, Tom Luginbill
6 p.m. St. Xavier (Ohio) vs. Brownsburg (Indiana)
Mike Monaco, Rocky Boiman
9 p.m. Century Bismark (North Dakota) vs. Tradition (North Dakota)
Jay Alter, Craig Haubert
Sun, Aug 30 Noon Pickerington North (Ohio) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio)
Anish Shroff, Eric Mac Lain

* Notes: All times are ET.
* Gamer rankings from ESPN 300 (Senior Citizens in the Class of 2021) and ESPN Junior 300(Class of 2022)* School listed in parenthesis include a choice of top offers

Friday, Aug. 28:
St. Paul’s Episcopal (Alabama) vs. Spanish Fort (Alabama)
7 p.m. on ESPN from Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala.

  • . Spanish Fort was the Alabama 6A runner-up 2019. Their senior class functions Virginia dedicate Micah Gaffney (DB) and ATH Christian Burkhalter (FSU, Oregon, Nebraska) and their junior class consists of RB Johnny Morris (LSU, Florida, Georgia), and S Carl Fauntroy (Texas, LSU, Mississippi).
  • Paul’s won this match last season 35-30; senior DT Devin Manigault (Memphis) anchors the defense in advance, while LSU dedicate Lucas Taylor (OG) is the No. 295 ranked player in the junior class, along with fellow junior RB Jaylen Sulton (FSU, Tennessee, Memphis)

Corner Canyon (Utah) vs. Bingham (Utah)
10 p.m. on ESPN from Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah

  • Bingham has won seven Utah state titles over the previous 15 seasons, including 4 in the previous 7. Dave Peck returns as Head Coach after a five-season hiatus; George Maile is the No. 277 ranked player in the junior class (USC, Utah, Oregon) while the senior class features two DE’s Viliami Pouha (Utah devote) and Tupou Maile (Utah State), in addition to OG L.J. Tufele (Utah, BYU). The ability group is led by junior WR Isaiah Glasker (BYU).
  • Corner Canyon is on a 27-game win streak after catching the Utah 5A state title in 2018 and going up a department to take the 6A title last season. Oregon devote C Jackson Light, the No. 186 ranked player in the nation, blazes a trail in advance, while fellow seniors ATH Austin Bell (Utah State, Yale, Northern Arizona) and QB Jaxson Dart (BYU, Penn, Yale) head-up the experienced players.

Saturday, Aug. 29:
Trinity Christian (Texas) vs. Knoxville Catholic (Tennessee)
12 p.m. on ESPN from Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • . Trinity Christian won three straight TAPPS Div. II state titles from 2017-2019 under Offensive Coordinator and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his boy, senior QB Shedeur Sanders, who is the No. 40 ranked gamer in the country (FAU dedicate).
  • Knoxville Catholic includes QB Kaden Martin, the No. 297 gamer in the junior class (Alabama, Miami, USC), who is the boy of Tee Martin, previous Vols star QB and current Tennessee assistant head coach.

Bentonville West (Arkansas) vs. Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)
3 p.m. on ESPN from Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • . Bentonville West returns senior DT-QB Luke Miller who tossed for 2,000 lawns, ran for 400 lawns to go with 18 overall touchdowns in 2019. Miller’s top target in senior WR Stephen Dyson returns also.
  • Damaged Arrow was up to ultimate state champ Owasso in the 6A semifinals last season, after earning their first state title in 2018. CB Maurion Horn is the No. 189 ranked player in the junior class (OU, Oregon, Texas).

St. Xavier (Ohio) vs. Brownsburg (Indiana)
6 p.m. on ESPN2 from Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Ind.

  • . Xavier is led by senior ATH Liam Clifford (Penn State commit) and DT Gio Albanese (Brown, Central Michigan, Dayton), while OT Brian Parker (Cincinnati, Pittsburgh) and OG Cameron Collins (Akron, Toledo) complete the junior class
  • Brownsburg began the season in dominating style with a 38-7 win over Ben Davis on August 21. Their senior class leads with method with QB Ben Easters (Kansas commit), WR Preston Terrell (Purdue devote), OT Joshua Sales (Indiana commit) and C Pete Nygra (Northern Illinois commit).

Century (North Dakota) vs. Tradition (North Dakota)
9 p.m. on ESPN2 from the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck, N.D.

  • Century has won 3 of the last five 3A state champions, after going 14-0 last season. Senior OT Andrew Leingang (Kansas State devote) is the leading hire in North Dakota.
  • Tradition returns 6 beginners on defense, while the offense will include senior RB Lyric Hoffman.

Sunday, Aug. 30
Pickerington North (Ohio) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio)
Noon on ESPN2 from Pickerington Central High School in Pickerington, Ohio

  • Pickerington Central won the Ohio Div. I mention championship in 2019, making it their second title in three years. Senior WR Lorenzo Styles Jr. (Notre Dame dedicate) is the No. 242 ranked player in the nation; ATH Garner Wallace (Northwestern commit) and RB Nick Mosely (Bowling Green commit) complete the senior class, while junior DE C.J. Doggette has offers that consist of Michigan State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
  • Pickerington North looks to construct on a first-round playoff look from last season, with senior DE Elijah Hawk (Bowling Green) leading the way on defense.

* Please note: No player has actually signed with a school


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