August 29, 2018 - The Polynesian Football Classic Presented by MaxPreps, a premier high school football showcase, will be streamed live on SportsLive, CBS Sports Digital’s subscription OTT service. SportsLive will stream all four games in the event, set for September 7 and 8 at Liberty High School Stadium in Henderson, NV. Subscribers will be able to watch teams from six different states, including the No. 1 teams in Florida, Utah and Arizona according to the MaxPreps Xcellent25 national writers' poll, as well as some of the nation's most sought-after college recruits.
The event will kick off on Friday, September 7, with IMG Academy out of Bradenton, FL - ranked No. 6 nationally by MaxPreps after finishing last season at No. 2 - taking on Liberty High School, the host of the event and a 2017 Nevada 4A semifinalist, at 7 p.m. PT.
Saturday will feature a tripleheader of action. Honolulu Farrington (HI) High School will face Carson (CA) High School at 1 p.m. PT. Defending Arizona 6A state champion Chandler High School, ranked 25th nationally and No. 1 in its state, will take on Las Vegas Faith Lutheran High School, a Nevada 4A semifinalist in 2017, at 4:30 p.m. PT. The event will culminate with 2017 Utah 6A state champ South Jordan Bingham High School, ranked 16th nationally and No. 1 in Utah, facing Phoenix Mountain Pointe High School, a 6A semifinalist in Arizona last year, at 8 p.m. PT.
The games will be produced by Rush Media Company, with Brian Blessing and Kenny White providing commentary.
The event will also be a showcase for many players expected to join major college football programs next year. 39 seniors participating are listed among 247Sports’ 2019 Top Football Recruits , including 10 in its Top247. The group is highlighted by two IMG Academy standouts: defensive end Nolan Smith and running back Trey Sanders. Smith is ranked second by 247Sports among all 2019 recruits and has verbally committed to attend the University of Georgia, while Sanders is the nation's top running back and ranked seventh overall by 247Sports.
The Polynesian Football Classic is a celebration of football and culture that features top high school football programs steeped in Polynesian tradition. Established in 2017, the premier two-day event is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit www.PolynesianClassic.com. The Polynesian Football Classic is proud to once again designate the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame as its charitable partner. Learn more about the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame at PolynesianFootballHOF.org.
MaxPreps , the online high school sports leader and a CBS Sports Digital property, is dedicated to covering every team, every game and every player, doing so in partnership with nearly 100,000 varsity coaches throughout the United States.
The SportsLive streaming service, powered by the CBS Interactive Advanced Media division of CBS Sports Digital, gives subscribers unlimited access to thousands of live events and on-demand videos across high school, college and professional sports. Among the prep content highlights are more than 50 De La Salle (CA) High School events, including nine football games, as well as other high-profile football games and high school state championships from all over the country for a variety of sports.
(All Times Pacific)
Friday, September 7
#6 IMG Academy (FL) at Liberty High School (NV), 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 8
Farrington (HI) vs. Carson (CA), 1 p.m.
#24 Chandler (AZ) vs. Faith Lutheran (NV), 4:30 p.m.
Mountain Pointe (AZ) vs. #17 Bingham (UT), 8 p.m.