Defending Southwestern Conference champion East St. Louis will put its talent on display when it takes on the St. Louis Trinity Titans at the Gateway Scholars Football Classic on Sept. 1 at Clyde Jordan Stadium.
Coached by Darren Sunkett, East St. Louis finished 10-2 and reached the Class 7A state quarterfinals a year ago. The Flyers will take on Trinity, which was 9-1 last season, at 8 p.m. in the fourth and final game of the event.
The day of football begins at 11:30 a.m. when the Cahokia Comanches, coming off a disappointing 3-6 season, take on St. Louis Cardinal Ritter. The Lions were 9-2 a year ago.
Defending Illinois Class 5A state champion Chicago Phillips will take on St. Louis Chaminade at 2 p.m. Phillips, which won the Class 4A state crown in 2015 when it defeated Althoff, will take on a Chaminade squad that was 5-4 a year ago.
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A second Chicago area team, Homewood-Flossmoor, will take on St. Louis power Lutheran North at 5 p.m. Homewood-Flossmoor finished 10-2 a year ago, while Lutheran North was 12-1.
Tickets are $10 and are good for all four games. Tickets may be purchased at all participating schools or at the gate.