ATLANTA, GA. (WSFA) - More high school football between the states of Alabama and Georgia will be played in the coming future thanks to Heisman Trophy winner and former Auburn football quarterback Cam Newton. Thursday the C1N Football Classic was announced and a Montgomery school will be participating in the inaugural event.
The Sidney Lanier Poets out of Montgomery along with Central in Phenix City and Clay-Chalkville of Birmingham will travel across the Alabama-Georgia state line to take on three teams from the metro Atlanta area, including Newton's alma mater Westlake High School, Aug. 25. Other Georgia teams participating include Griffin High School and Mays High School.
"The South, especially Georgia and Alabama, is a football powerhouse with a lot of amazing talent at the high school level," said Cecil Newton, with C1N Enterprise. "This is an opportunity to showcase the talents of these student-athletes and an opportunity for them to play against other high performance players outside their division. And of course, to show who rules the South."
Lanier kicks off the classic against Westlake at 2 p.m. Scheduled at 5 p.m. is the Griffin and Clay-Chalkville match-up, and Mays vs. Central Phenix City is set as the finale at 8 p.m.
There will be "Battle of the Bands" at halftime of each game. Pre-sale tickets are only available to participating teams for $10. Game day tickets will be $15. All seating is general admission and parking at Lakewood Stadium is free.
Newton plans to make this an annual event.