Football stars from across San Diego County will face off Friday night, July 13 in the 22nd Annual Alex Spanos All-Star Classic, California’s longest-running high school all-star football game. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mesa College Stadium.
As a gathering of the best seniors in the county, the Spanos Classic is the final opportunity for players to show off their skills before continuing their football careers on the collegiate level.
Honorary captains for the game include Chargers linebacker
The game will also feature the first official appearance of the 2012 San Diego Chargers Girls Squad.
Sponsorship of the all-star game by Chargers owner Alex Spanos began over two decades ago after local coaches had expressed their concerns regarding the game’s future. San Diego residents have come to see the game as an annual tradition and summer staple.
The long list of Classic alums who have gone on to play in the National Football League include former Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards (Chula Vista High), former Buccaneers and Broncos safety John Lynch (Torrey Pines High), and former Cowboys and Rams defensive tackle La’ Roi Glover (Point Loma High).
Tickets for the game are available at the gate and are $10 for adults and $5 for children. As in years past, all proceeds go to support the High School Sports Association of San Diego.