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According to VYPE.com
, two of the nation's top football programs from two of the nation's top football states will collide to open the 2020 season.
For the second time in its rich program history, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
will travel to Texas, this time to face two-time defending Texas Class 6A Division 1 champion North Shore (Houston)
North Shore reportedly will host the August game at Galena Park ISD Stadium in Harris County near Houston. The stadium holds 10,500 fans.
North Shore (15-1) lost its season opener last season to Katy before rattling off 15 straight wins, including a 31-17 victory over Duncanville in the state final. It was the second straight season North Shore beat Duncanville in the championship game and both years the Mustangs were led by quarterback Dematrius Davis Jr.
, the 2018 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year.
Davis was a first team All-American in 2019 and will return for his senior season in 2020. North Shore finished No. 4 in the final MaxPreps Top 25 national rankings.
De La Salle (12-2) finished No. 13 in the country after losing in the CIF State Open Division championship for a fourth straight year, this time to national champion St. John Bosco (Bellflower) 49-28.
The Spartans lost their top player, all-around two-way back Shamar Garrett
, but return most of their skill players, including two-year starting quarterback Dorian Hale
De La Salle opened its 2015 season with a 26-21 loss to Trinity (Euless) in Texas, its only meeting with a team from the Lone Star State. The Spartans opened their 2019 season with a 24-14 loss to the No. 1 team in Florida and No. 3 in the nation, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale).
"We're excited about that," North Shore coach Jon Kay told VYPE.com about the match-up. "They've got a national program for a good reason and the success that they've had there speaks for itself. It'll be a good opportunity for us to play a new opponent.
"We were looking for a quality opponent to play and we certainly got that in De La Salle."
De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh declined to comment on the game until a contract is officially signed.