The 2019 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase will feature matchups between some of the top high faculty football packages from throughout the us of a. The eleven-recreation agenda begins Thursday, Aug. 29, and will hold thru Friday, Nov. 1. This yr’s show off will characteristic forty nine ranked players from ESPN three hundred (Class of 2020) and ESPN Junior three hundred (Class of 2021), including athletes who’ve devoted to top college programs along with Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Vanderbilt and Washington. Teams from nine states are represented on this season’s exhibit: California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Washington D.C. Is also represented.
Among this year’s teams are six nationally ranked teams, in keeping with USA TODAY High School Sports’ pre-season ballot : No. 2 North Shore (Texas), No. 3 Mater Dei (Calif.), No. Five St. John’s (Washington D.C), No. 7 IMG Academy (Fla.), No. Nine Marietta (Ga.), and No. 11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.).
ESPN’s Jay Alter and Craig Haubert could be on the decision for all Showcase games.
Combined with the previously announced 2019 GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff, ESPN will televise 18 excessive college soccer video games throughout ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU this season.
2019 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Highlights
Week 1 to Feature No. 1 Player inside the Country: On Thursday, Aug. 29, the No. 1 participant, RB Zachary Evans will lead the No. 2 ranked crew, North Shore from Houston, in opposition to perennial Texas power Katy.
Top Five Matchup in Week five: On Friday, Sept. 27, two top-five teams will conflict when No. Three Mater Dei travels from California to take on No. 5 St. John’s in Washington D.C.
2019 GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase Schedule (All game times are ET.)
*Please be aware: No participant has signed with a faculty. All ESPN three hundred Rankings and Verbal Commitments are up-to-date as of August eight, 2019. Team scores are consistent with USA TODAY High School Sports.
Thursday, Aug. 29 – Katy (Texas) vs. No. 2 North Shore (Texas)
eight p.M. On ESPNU from Galena Park ISD Stadium in Houston, Texas
After triumphing the 6A D1 country name last year, North Shore enters the season because the No. 1 ranked team within the united states of america and functions the No. 1 ranked player, RB Zachary Evans, and No. 274 Damieon George – OT (Alabama dedicate). The Mustangs’ sturdy junior class is anchored by No. Eleven Shadrach Banks (No. 1 WR), No. 20 Jaeden Roberts (No. 1 OG) and No. One hundred forty Dematrius Davis – QB.
Katy is tied for the most country championships in Texas high faculty soccer history (eight titles), with its only two losses last season coming on the arms of North Shore. The Tigers go back No. 211 Hunter Washington – CB.
Friday, Aug. 30 – No. 11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) vs. No. Nine Marietta (Ga.)
eight p.M. On ESPNU from Marietta High School in Marietta, Ga.
Joseph’s Prep went undefeated on its manner to a 6A kingdom identify and a No. 6 national rating in 2018. The Hawks input the season ranked No. 21 nationally, with a totally gifted junior class together with No. 35 Kyle McCord – QB (Ohio State devote), as well as with the sons of NFL All-Pro’s, No. 87 Marvin Harrison and No. One hundred thirty Jeremiah Trotter Jr. – OLB.
Marietta is loaded with Division I skills, together with 3 ESPN 300 ranked seniors: No. 15 Arik Gilbert – TE, No. 194 B.J. Ojulari – DE and No. 247 Harrison Bailey – QB (Tennessee commit).
Thursday, Sept. Five – Trinity Christian (Texas) vs. Parish Episcopal (Texas)
eight p.M. On ESPN2 from Parish Episcopal in Dallas, Texas
Trinity is coming off returned-to-lower back TAPPS DII nation titles, with an undefeated season in 2018. Quarterback Shedeur Sanders, son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, is the No. 49 ranked participant in the 2021 elegance.
Parish Episcopal turned into a TAPPS D1 semifinalist in 2018. The Panthers function a especially ranked QB in their own, No. 127 junior Preston Stone.
Friday, Sept. 6 – Bethel (Wash.) vs. Kennedy (Wash.)
10 p.M. On ESPNU from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.
Kennedy capabilities the No. 10 participant in the country with DE Sav’ell Smalls on protection, whilst on offense the Lancers go back the No. Forty ranked junior Sam Huard – QB (Washington dedicate) alongside along with his top weapon, No. 139 ranked junior Jabez Tinae.
Bethel looks to make a deeper 3A playoff run this season, after a first-spherical go out in 2018; senior OLB Peter Latu is an Oregon devote, at the same time as his younger brother Will Latu – OLB is the No. 297 ranked junior.
Thursday, Sept. 12 – Longview (Texas) vs. John Tyler (Texas)
eight p.M. On ESPN2 from Tyler ISD – Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler, Texas
Longview is the defending 6A DII nation champion, coming off an undefeated season in 2018. Senior QB Haynes King, son of Head Coach John King, is the No. 1 ranked QB and No. 18 ranked participant inside the u . S . (Texas A&M devote).
John Tyler went 10-3 remaining season, advancing to the 5A D1 quarterfinals (dropping to eventual kingdom champion Highland Park by way of one TD). The Lions return the No. 85 participant, DB Kitan Crawford (Texas dedicate).
Friday, Sept. Thirteen – No. 7 IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. No. 11 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)
7 p.M. On ESPN2 (venue to be introduced)
Joseph’s Prep went undefeated on their manner to a 6A state name and a No. 6 national rating in 2018. The Hawks input the season ranked No. 21 nationally, with a completely gifted junior elegance, consisting of No. 35 Kyle McCord – QB (Ohio State dedicate), at the side of the sons of two NFL All-Pro’s, No. 87 Marvin Harrison and No. A hundred thirty Jeremiah Trotter Jr. – OLB.
IMG Academy enters the season ranked No. Eight nationally, with 11 ESPN 300 and ESPN Junior three hundred ranked gamers inclusive of seniors: No. 27 Demonte Capehart – DE (Clemson dedicate), No. Forty one Elias Ricks – CB (LSU devote), No. Sixty six Jermaine Burton – WR (LSU commit), No. 229 Warren Brinson – DT (Georgia dedicate), No. 253 Lejond Cavazos – S (Ohio State commit) and No. 277 Jordan Butler – DT (Vanderbilt).