GEICO State Champions Bowl Series

December 20 & 21, 2019

Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, NV

Schedule

GEICO State Champions
Bowl Series




Game 1

December 20, 2019 at 8:00PM PST

Eastside Catholic
(Sammamish, WA)

vs

Marietta
(Marietta, GA)




Game 2

December 21, 2019 at 6:30PM PST

St. Louis
(Honolulu, HI)

vs

St. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)



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Formal press release including participating teams selection and location/venue to be announced in December.

GEICO State Champions Bowl Series

December 20-21, 2019

GEICO returns for the fourth consecutive year as title sponsor of the State Champions Bowl Series. This unique event allows high school football champions from different states to play against each other in post-season bowl games televised on ESPNU.

“The GEICO State Champions Bowl Series allows ESPN to continue to showcase high school sports on a national stage, said Dan Margulis, ESPN senior director of college and high school sports programming. "This event, created by Paragon Marketing Group, is a great way to highlight the next generation of college student-athletes during our month-long commitment to bowl season.”

<strong>GEICO</strong> State Champions Bowl Series trophyphoto by Glossy Finish

Paragon Marketing Group worked with GEICO to create this fan-friendly event that rewards State Champions for their excellence, and acknowledges them on a national level. “We thank the state associations for allowing their champions to participate, and are excited to bring these high school state champions to a national audience in ESPNU .” said Rashid Ghazi, Partner, Paragon Marketing Group.

Currently the AIA (Arizona), FHSAA (Florida), GHSA (Georgia), NIAA (Nevada), UHSAA (Utah) and WIAA (Washington) allow their member schools to participate in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series.

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Paragon Marketing Group

Paragon Marketing Group, an engagement marketing consultancy, owns and operates the GEICO High School National Tournament. We develop marketing platforms grounded in sports, entertainment, music, arts, cause and media partnerships. These platforms are created to develop engaged, sustainable relationships with our clients’ target audiences. Additionally, we are committed to creating a culture that delivers a great place to work and engenders long-term, healthy business partnerships.

Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon owns and operates the GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase and has collaborated with ESPN over the past 16 years to deliver over 600 live high school football, basketball, and lacrosse telecasts featuring many of the top teams and players in the nation. Paragon collaborates with ESPN on the following live properties:

GGEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase

GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase

GEICO State Champions Bowl Series

GEICO High School Basketball Nationals

GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase

GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals

GEICO Baseball City Series

Participants

Eastside Catholic (Washington) vs. No. 13 Marietta (Georgia)

December 20, 2019 at 8:00PM PST


Eastside Catholic has won an impressive four WIAA state championships in the last six years. This is their third appearance in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, with the most recent being a 17-0 victory over Centennial, Ariz. on their home field in 2018.

Marietta captured its first state title in 52 years, the last coming in 1967 for the Blue Devils. Capturing the GHSA 7A championship is always a feat, and Marietta proved themselves this season with one of the most difficult schedules in the nation.



No. 6 Saint Louis (Hawaii) vs. No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas, Archdiocese of Miami (Florida)

December 21, 2019 at 6:30PM PST


Saint Louis has won seven HHSAA state titles including four consecutive from 2016-2019. This is their first year to participate in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series. In recent years, the Crusaders have become the preeminent team in Hawaii and their quarterback alumni roster includes the likes of Marcus Mariota, Tua Tagovailoa, Jeremiah Masoli and Timmy Chang.

This year will mark St. Thomas Aquinas, Archdiocese of Miami’s second appearance in the Bowl Series. The school has won 11 FHSAA State Championships in Football with notable alumni including Brian Piccolo, Michael Irvin, Lamarcus Joyner, Nick Bosa and Joey Bosa.

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