This Saturday could prove to be a nail-biter day for Jordan High School and Alta High School football fans. Xfinity is sponsoring a gridiron doubleheader for the Sandy-based teams to play against two national powerhouses at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Both high schools will experience playing in a professional, first-class stadium against nationally ranked competition. That matchup is set to be an exciting, local pride-inducing event to include in your fall weekend plans.
St. John Bosco from Bellflower, California will face Jordan at 2:00 p.m. and Don Bosco Prep from Ramsey, New Jersey is pitted against Alta at 7:00 p.m.
If you can’t make it out to Rio Tinto, you can listen to the games live on ESPN 700 and ESPN700Sports.com. And, you’ll be able to check out the highlights on a replay broadcast that will air in the near future on local Comcast cable channels. (We’ll keep you posted on when on here and on our Facebook page.)
Because Jordan and Alta blew out their opponents in last year’s inaugural Xfinity Challenge, St. John Bosco and Don Bosco were chosen for their even greater potency. But, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, Jordan and Alta can count on Utah’s altitude being on their side, as both of the visiting programs reside in near sea-level areas.
“The Xfinity High School Football Challenge is another example of our continuing commitment to the communities we serve,” said Comcast’s Regional Vice President Rodrigo Lopez said, “and will be a showcase of what is great about high school football in Utah as we compete with teams from across the country.”
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