Lawrence invited to The Opening, Canes to host national doubleheader at Weinman
Four of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation will play in a high school football doubleheader at Weinman Stadium in Cartersville on Saturday, August 26 per reports from AL.com.
Cartersville High School and Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence — fresh off his top performance at the Elite 11 Finals in California and invitation to The Opening later this summer in Oregon — will square off against Bartram Trail (FL) with dual-threat quarterback Joey Gatewood.
Lawrence has been rated the top quarterback in the Class of 2018 by multiple scouting services while Gatewood is recognized as the No. 3 athlete in the class.
Cartersville and Bartram Trail will kickoff in the evening game of the twin bill.
In the first game of the doubleheader at 2:30 pm, Saraland (AL) will play Heard County.
Saraland features Jack West who is committed to Stanford. Heard County has Emory Jones who is committed to Ohio State.
West is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound pro-style quarterback that started receiving offers as an 8th grader from a variety of national schools. He reportedly selected Stanford over Alabama in his final choice.
Jones (6-3, 195-pounds) is widely regarded as the No. 2-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018.
All four quarterbacks participated in the Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles but Lawrence was the only one to gain an invitation to The Opening showcase at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon June 29-July 3.
Lawrence, and the other 10 quarterbacks in the Elite 11 finals, will lead a team in a 7-on-7 tournament in Oregon for the opportunity to capture The Opening championship.
It is believed the regular season football doubleheader in Cartersville will be televised nationally, although there has been no formal announcement at this time.