Video: Top 10 Games of the Week
Five of the 10 games selected this week open the season on the GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff Showcase.
has seen some huge opening weekends to kickoff the high school football
season but this one is the best yet. It features eight teams ranked in
the Top 25 and some of the best talent in the country.
Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina all are represented and the first game starts on Friday night and
the last one is on Sunday afternoon.
When: Aug. 23, 6 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Where: Dutch Fork High School
This one gets the action started and both schools were featured in our top team from each state article
heading into the 2019 season. Mallard Creek is loaded with talent led by 2020 Auburn commit Trenton Simpson
, and Dutch Fork has won 41 of its last 42 games with three consecutive 5A state titles. Tyler Olenchuk
and 2020 Tennessee commit Jalin Hyatt
are one of the best quarterback/wide receiver duos in the country.
When: Aug. 23, 9:30 p.m. EST on ESPNU
Where: De La Salle High School
The MaxPreps Game of the Week
was this marquee matchup because it features two of the most
prestigious programs in high school football. Everyone always argues
about who is better? California or Florida? On Friday night, we will find out. A couple of big-time players to watch are 2020 Georgia
commit Marcus Rosemy
for Aquinas and Shamar Garrett
for the Spartans. This will be the second meeting between the two powers. Joey Bosa
led the Raiders to a 30-6 win back in 2011
When: Aug. 24, noon EST on ESPN
Where: Traz Powell Stadium (Miami)
only Top 10 matchup of the week is about the fireworks. Both teams
are loaded with talent and this could very well be one of the best games
of the year. St. Frances Academy has won 23 consecutive games and Miami
Central is always tough against out-of-state opponents in its own
When: Aug. 24, 4 p.m. EST on ESPNU
Where: Traz Powell Stadium (Miami)
is known for having some of the best talent in the country and both
these teams are loaded with future FBS players. 2020 Florida
State commit Jaylan Knighton
for Deerfield Beach is one of the top running backs in the nation and 2020 Alabama commit Thaiu Jones-Bell
is on track to be the next big-time receiver from the Sunshine State.
When: Aug. 24, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Where: Panish Family Stadium (Bellflower)
will be three huge showdowns between the DMV area and Southern
California with this one being up first. The Trinity League vs. The USA
Showcase features the other two when Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
plays St. John Bosco on Sept. 13 and St. Frances Academy takes on No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
the following night. Get your popcorn ready for the Braves offense because the No. 1 rated quarterback in the country DJ Uiagalelei
has a bunch of ballers to get the ball to led by 2020 Oregon commit Kris Hutson
and 2021 standout Beaux Collins
. If the Stags pull off the upset it will be because they get a monster night from 2020 South Carolina commit MarShawn Lloyd
When: Aug. 24, 11 p.m. EST on ESPNU
Where: Buchanan High School
is as talented as any other team in Southern California. They have one
of the top quarterbacks in the country with 5-star Jake Garcia
under center and they are loaded at wide receiver led by 2020 Alabama commit Traeshon Holden
and 2020 USC commit Joshua Jackson Jr.
. The Gauchos could very well have the best secondary in the nation, too, especially after it was announced earlier today Darion Green-Warren
, Macen Williams
and Anthony Beavers Jr.
were all cleared to play. Jordan Banks
is another big-time prospect to watch, he had 20 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 2018. Buchanan is led by 2020 Georgia commit Kendall Milton
. The 5-star running back is one of the top players in high school football.
When: Aug. 25, 2 p.m. EST on ESPN2
Where: Hammond high school
vs. South Carolina finishes off the three-day, seven-game event and features two of the best players in the country. 2020 Ohio State commit Julian Fleming
is the No. 1 rated wide receiver in 2020 and No. 3 player overall. Hammond's Jordan Burch
ranks a spot above Fleming at No. 2 for the Class of 2020. Both teams ran the table in 2018 and won state titles.