Jordan High’s gridiron squad is among the elite teams chosen to play this week in the first-ever Under Armour Brothers in Arms Football Classic, which was organized to assist a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting the families of fallen soldiers.
As part of the series of games organized by the Brothers in Arms Foundation, and with sponsorship and support from Under Armour, Inc., and SigningDay, the Beetdiggers will square off against California’s Cathedral Catholic High School. Jordan’s game against the Dons will be Friday, Aug. 30 in San Diego, Calif.
The match-up is one of 25 that are being played by the country’s best prep football teams, including Maryland’s Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and Hamilton High from the Chandler Unified School District in Arizona. Some of the games in the charity event also are being featured on ESPN, Fox Sports 1, Play On! Sports and Time Warner.
“Every day men and women of incredible character serve on the front lines to defend our freedom,” said Eric Beach, chairman of the Brothers in Arms Foundation and Classic. “These games will demonstrate a passion for sports in our young men and women and the incredible character it helps to forge for the rest of their lives”
Jordan, which claimed a decisive 40-12 win over Fremont last Friday, is ranked No. 25 in the country by MaxPreps.