Presented by Under Armour and Baker's Sports
Brunswick, GA. – Over the last three years the Bold City Showcase has been a staple in the city of Jacksonville, but now as community partners join forces, the Border Classic has evolved for the first time to include Florida and South Georgia teams.
"The Glynn County School System is extremely excited to host the Border Wars Football games at Glynn County Stadium," said Steve Waters, Executive Director of Athletics Glenn County Schools. "Glynn County Stadium is an 11,000-seat venue with State-of-the-Artfield Turf. We also have a sky box in the end zone for sponsors of the event to watch the game from while enjoying a catered meal. Teaming up with Under Armour and Baker's Sports, we have been able to put together an amazing three days of High School Football. Every game promises to be a fun, competitive, and enjoyable experience for not only the fans, but also the teams and coaches. If you are a fan of High School Football, you will want to make plans to be in Brunswick, Georgia to watch some highly competitive games on September 8, 9, and 10."
The inaugural Border Classic will feature a three-day, seven-game event held on September 8-10 at Glynn County Stadium.
"Baker’s Sports is excited to be part of this great event showcasing some of the top talent in the country. High school football is at the core of our North Florida and South Georgia communities and at Baker’s Sports we believe high school sports play an integral role in developing our future leaders," said Josh Baker, CEO of Baker's Sports. "The partnership with WJXT allows us to showcase our athletes to a larger audience and provides an unforgettable experience for each community."
Kicking off the three-day event, Thursday evening, will be two matchups from Georgia and Florida High Schools. The first game features McIntosh vs West Nassau, two teams that carried the same record last season. Followed by Glynn County and Creekside, who ranked number two in their district last year.
The Friday evening matchups begin with two teams who made it to playoffs last season and in hopes will make it again this season. Charlton County will take on University Christian as the first game of the evening. To end the night Brunswick High and Bolles will go head-to-head. Brunswick High made it to the second playoff game in their district last season, as Bolles made it to the third in their district.
The opening game of Saturday features two teams who made it all the way through playoffs last season, including winning the final games. Fitzgerald finished with a 13-2 record while Madison County posted a 11-3 mark. Directly followed by Coffee County, who holds a record of 7-3 including one playoff game, and St. Augustine, who holds a 6-3 record with two playoff games. In the nightcap, Richmond Hill will face off against Baker County who placed first in their district for the 2021 season.
All seven games will be live-streamed online at News4JAX.com, the News4JAX app and the News4JAX+ app via Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Once kickoff times are set, News4JAX will release a viewing schedule where fans based in the Jacksonville market will also be able to watch featured games on television.
“We are committed to being the Local Station for Northeast Florida and South Georgia. That continues by broadcasting and streaming a great event like the Border Classic,” said Terri Cope Walton, Vice President and General Manager of WJXT Channel 4. “We have a unique focus on all local high school sports in our area. That will carry on as we celebrate one of our communities’ biggest passions.”
High School 9:12, a 501c3 whose mission is to help high school students and athletes, will also work to ensure the event's inaugural success.
"High School football is such a grassroots foundation in our society," said Alan Verlander, Executive Director of High School 9:12. "We couldn't be more excited to partner with Baker's Sports, WJXT and Glynn County to showcase the area's best talent and to create an event that will rival any high school event in the country."