Three Dallas-area football teams will play on a national stage this season.
Duncanville, South Oak Cliff and Arlington Martin will air games on the ESPN Network in August, as part of the station’s high school launch program.
Duncanville – the 6A division. I declare a runner up in 2021 and the #16 MaxPreps team in the country – will play the reigning 5A Div. State Champion II South Oak Cliff Aug. 27 at ISD Kincaide Stadium in Dallas. This match will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Duncanville features four players on The Dallas Morning News list of top 100 recruits for the class of 2023, led by safety Deldrick Madison (No. 14 overall). South Oak Cliff has seven best players in the zone, led by safety Malik Muhammad (No. 5). Duncanville beat South Oak Cliff 42-27 in September last season, although the latter had won 15 straight en route to Dallas ISD’s first recognized football state title since 1958.
Arlington Martin, which includes five-star cornerback Javien Toviano (No. 2 on The news’ top 100), will play Lake Travis at Choctaw Stadium on August 25. This match will be played on ESPNU. Lake Travis (12-3) lost to a possible 6A Div. State champion II Galena Park North Shore in the state semifinals last winter, while Martin (9-3) lost to Lewisville in the regional playoff round.
Five other games will be played as part of the network schedule: Mill Creek (Ga.) vs. Northcross (Ga.); St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida); Los Alamitos (Calif.) vs. American Heritage (Fla.), Lipscomb Academy (Tenn.) vs. Thompson (Ala.) and Sant Xavier (Ohio) vs. Loyola Academy (Ill.).
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