by Jeff Fisher
Arizona High School Football Huddle
And then there were three...three high school football All-American all-star football games that is.
The United State Marine Corps and Junior Rank, a national training company for young athletes, announced today the creation of the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl that will be played January 3, 2012 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. The East-West format game will showcase 100 of the best seniors in the nation.
"The United States Marine Corps is the embodiment of honor, tradition and working with your teammate to achieve an objective," said Junior Rank founder Shaon Berry. "Nothing will stop a Marine from his objective. The parallels between a winner on and off the field, those same core values, will be manifest in the participants of the bowl game and combine which bears the name of the United States Marine Corps. We look forward to bringing in the best athletes from across the nation to a beautiful setting in Phoenix for a true celebration of the game."
The Semper Fidelis All American Bowl will be held in conjunction with Fiesta Bowl Week and the celebration surrounding the BCS bowl game in Arizona.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the oldest of the post-season national all-star games. Recently Under Armour joined the field with the help of a television contract with ESPN.