ESPN will air several high school football games early in the 2023 season.
Sportscenter NEXT shared the announcement today on their Twitter page – the two games will feature St. Francis (Md.) vs. Chaminade-Madonna (Fla.), followed by St. John Bosco (California) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas ( Fla.).
All teams are perennial USA TODAY Sport Super 25 Teams.
The first major HS football event of the 2023 season will feature a STACKED doubleheader on ESPN on August 26 from St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) 👀📺 pic.twitter.com/tzaE3rZ4VB
— SportsCenter NEXT (@SCNext) May 2, 2023
St. Francis is arguably the best high school team on the East Coast. Last season they posted a 9-1 record and finished No. 10 in our Super 25 final in 2022. Meanwhile, Chaminade-Madonna went 13-1 and finished one spot higher.
St. John Bosco spent most of the season ranked second nationally, but a win over Mater Dei (Calif.) in November helped them climb to the top of the heap. They finished the 2022-23 season 13-1 and ranked first in the final Super 25 list. Meanwhile, St. Thomas Aquinas went undefeated at 14-0 and finished in the #6 spot.
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