Season Will Start With Nick Lynch Classic
The high school football season will start next fall with the Nick Lynch Kickoff Classic, which is scheduled to bring together several top teams from Maryland and one from Colorado on Sept. 5 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Tony Kennedy, CEO of the non-profit organization Extra Point Productions and a friend of the late Suitland High football coach, said the idea for the event belonged to Lynch. The event tentatively is scheduled to match Arundel vs. Old Mill, DeMatha vs. Riverdale Baptist, Suitland vs. Wise and Gilman vs. Bear Creek of Lakewood, Colo.
"It's going to be a good day," Kennedy said. "We've got some good teams and some high character schools, which is really important. We've gotten verbal commitments from everyone. Hopefully, we have contracts signed in the next month and then we can start officially promoting the games."
Kennedy said he is searching for sponsors and hopes to make it annual event that could grow to two days of high school football followed by a college football game.
Lynch passed away early on Dec. 31 after being injured in a car accident.
| April 8, 2009; 12:27 PM ET
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