There will be lots of eyes on every play when two of the top high school football teams in the country, the Dallas Skyline Raiders and the Woodlands Highlanders, square off in a playoff-like atmosphere before the season begins in the North Texas Football Classic at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco.
The game, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, is the first high school football game in the country that will allow college coaches and recruiters from out of state to watch the game via a live video-streamed broadcast on Sportsgram.com for a fee.
It's a big deal for Skyline and Woodlands football players, whose strength, skill and determination will be on display and could determine results that will affect where they will play college football.
The Sept. 1 North Texas Football Classic will be a rematch of the 2011 Texas State Playoffs in which, as the final seconds were ticking away, the Skyline Raiders advanced to play Southlake and the Woodlands Highlanders lost by four points.
Event organizer John Weaver says this will be great football.
"This pre-season game will look and feel like a championship game," he said in a news release. "They’re great athletes and great kids who will bring their ‘A’ game for all to see before the season starts.”