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Alabama vs. Georgia - Top Football Teams Showcase Talent in National Spotlight Game




(Suwanee, GA) March 23 - The 2009 7-AAAAA Regional Champions North Gwinnett Bulldogs will face interstate rival Bob Jones High School of Alabama in one of the premier high school football events – The National Progressive Football Challenge.


Hosted by North Gwinnett and managed by Blue Entertainment Sports Television, the National Progressive Football Challenge is a doubleheader event and showcases match-ups among the best football programs in Georgia and Alabama - North Gwinnett, Grayson, Bob Jones and Spain Park of Alabama. The games are set to be played at Tom Robinson Memorial Stadium at North Gwinnett High School on Saturday, August 28. The Football Challenge will be televised throughout the Southeast on CSS. The matchups will be:


Spain Park, Ala. vs. Grayson, HS – 5 p.m.

Bob Jones HS, Ala. vs. North Gwinnett – 8 p.m.


This is North Gwinnett's third year hosting this prestigious national football event. They finished the 2009 season 12-1 and captured the 7 -AAAAA region championship. North Gwinnett started the 2009 season with a win over Prattville, Alabama in the National Progressive Football Challenge event. It was a signature win for the team last season, because Prattville was ranked #4 in the nation when North Gwinnett defeated them in the Progressive Challenge. 


Bob Jones High School went 11-2 last season under first season coach Kevin Rose and lost to Hoover High School in the state of Alabama class 6A quarterfinals, the eventual Class AAAAAA Alabama State Champions. Spain Park finished 2009 with a 10-3 record and lost to Gadsden City in the third round of the Alabama Class 6A playoffs.


The National Progressive Football Challenge was created in 2008 by North Gwinnett to promote Georgia's finest high school football programs on a national stage as one of America's premier showcase event. North Gwinnett playedByrnes High School of South Carolina in 2008, when Byrnes was ranked #1 in the nation, giving immediatecredibility to the quality of competition to be slated annually for the Progressive Challenge. 

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