JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Count down to kickoff! Tonight a local high school game will be in the national spotlight.
Sandalwood High School's Saints will take on the DeLand High School Bulldogs and the game will be televised by ESPN2.
One of the big reasons ESPN is coming to Duval County for the game is because a handful of Sandalwood seniors will be playing college football next year. Defensive end DeMarcus Walker is ranked 24th in the entire country on the list of top prospects and he has verbally committed to the University of Alabama.
The quarterback Parker Boehme has verbally committed to Duke, safety Malik Greaves has verbally committed to Vanderbilt and offensive tackle Donald Rocker has verbally committed to Florida International University.
This is the first time ever ESPN has nationally televised a game hosted by a Duval County school. Also, it's not just the athletes getting involved with ESPN, Principal Dean Ledford says students built the platforms for the field cameras and five technical students are assisting the ESPN crew during the game.
The game kicks off at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2.
First Coast News