Broward Education Foundation presents the 2023 Broward County National Football Showcase

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Nation’s Best High School Football Weekend Highlights Top Gridiron Teams

The start of school coincides with the start of football, and South Florida is the place to be for gridiron greatness when Broward Education Foundation presents the 2023 Broward County National High School Football Showcase from August 24 to 26. Fourteen of the top-tier high school football teams in the country will gather to showcase the exceptional talents of young athletes,

“For decades, South Florida, particularly Broward County, has consistently produced exceptional football players who excel in college and often professional ball,” said Shawn Cerra, National High School Football Showcase Co-Founder. “Each of the Football Showcase’s seven games will pit top Broward high school athletes against elite schools from across the nation. This is the second year for the Football Showcase, and the momentum is frankly incredible,” he said.

Thursday’s matchups will see Georgia’s Milton High vs. Western High and Georgia’s Cedar Grove High vs. Monarch High. Friday’s games include North Carolina’s Cardinal Gibbons High vs. Fort Lauderdale’s Gibbons High and Virginia’s Highland Springs High vs. Miramar High. The weekend culminates with Maryland’s St. Frances Academy vs. Chaminade-Madonna High, California’s St. John Bosco High vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, and DC’s St. John’s High vs. American Heritage High. Schedule details, broadcast times, streaming links, and game tickets can be found at

“The Football Showcase is the only one of its kind and cements Broward County’s reputation as a hub of football excellence,” shared Dr. Kevin Perry, National Football Showcase Co-Founder. He continued, “The weekend offers a glimpse of the game’s future stars as young athletes pit their skills, determination, and team spirit to the ultimate test.”

“Amazing partners and passionate fans of the game combine to make the National Football Showcase the number one high school football weekend in the U.S.,” said James Knapp, Chief Operating Officer of Broward Education Foundation. “Broward Education Foundation is exceedingly proud of the Showcase and to shine a light on our community’s high school stars as they seize the chance to shine on a national stage.”

Premier partners include AutoNation, Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital, Dave & Busters, and Broward County Athletic Association. Additional showcase partners include Adidas, Applebee’s, BrightStar Credit Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes-Broward, Bru’s Room, Byo Globe, Campus Multimedia, Cox Media Group, Domi Italian Ice, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Embassy Suites, Field Turf,, FloSports, Go Fan, Jersey Mikes, Jungle Queen, Larry Blustein Recruiting, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Lytening Hydration, Mahi Shriners, Max Preps, Metro Group Miami, Miami Dolphins, Miami Marlins, NGU Sports Lighting, Ocean’s 13 Bar & Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Paragon Marketing Group, Pettineo Insurance Agency, Prep

Gridiron Logistics, SV Sports, TKDS Sports Network, U.S. Army, Visit Lauderdale and Zephyrhills Spring Water.

“Fans are invited to watch these amazing athletes display their athletic prowess at the Showcase,” said Dr. Perry. Cerra enthusiastically concluded, “Football has long served as a unifying force, bringing communities together and imparting valuable life lessons to talented young athletes. It’s going to be a great National High School Football Showcase weekend!”