Pro Football Hall of Fame to Host Seven Top High School Teams for Freedom Bowl
Seven of the nation's top 300 teams will compete at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio this weekend.
The five-game, two-day event is called the NFL Alumni Academy Freedom Bowl and is hosted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"We are excited to host some of the top high school football teams in America at the Hall of Fame Village for the Freedom Bowl," said Mike Levy, President of Operations for Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, owner of the Hall of Fame Village. "A big part of the Freedom Bowl is to not only enjoy the high level of competition on the field, but to showcase to the student athletes, coaches and fans those who protect and serve our nation - an initiative to which we’re passionate about bringing awareness."
Seven of the ten teams playing on Friday and Saturday are ranked in the High School Football America 300, powered by NFL Play Football.
Georgia’s Milton High School faces defending Missouri Class 6 champ Christian Brothers College in the weekend's opening game. Milton (0-1) is ranked No. 65 in the national rankings, and CBC is ranked No. 77.
The nightcap Friday features defending Ohio Division I champ St. Edward, ranked No. 11 in the country, against Pittsburgh Central Catholic, No. 159.
Saturday’s slate of game features a showdown between powerful St. Frances Academy (Maryland) and East St. Louis (Illinois). SFA is ranked No. 4 in the country. The Flyers, who finished runner-up in Illinois 6A classification in 2021, are ranked No. 66 in America.
Two-time defending Ohio Division III champ Chardon, who are on a 29-game win streak, will play Camden High from South Carolina. Chardon is currently ranked No. 231 in the HSFA national rankings.
Freedom Bowl Game Schedule
Friday, August 26
5:30 PM - Christian Brothers (Missouri) vs. Milton (Georgia)
8:30 PM - St. Edward (Ohio) vs. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Saturday, August 27
2:00 PM - Clarkson North (Canada) vs. Massillon Perry (Ohio)
5:00 PM – Camden (South Carolina) vs Chardon (Ohio)
8:00 PM - St. Frances Academy (Maryland) vs East St. Louis (Illinois)
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