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ESPN HS kickoff previews

A quick look the 13 games airing on ESPN's networks Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Updated: August 26, 2011, 2:35 PM ET
By ESPN Recruiting | ESPN.com

Here is a look at all the games that will be part of ESPN's High School Kickoff that will be airing on ESPN's family of networks.

Friday games

Columbus North vs. Columbus East
Two of Indiana's top high school programs meet when the Columbus North Bull Dogs visit the Columbus East Olympians on Friday night (ESPNU, 7 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Columbus North DE Deonta Dismuke; Columbus East QB Gunner Kiel

Gainesville (Ga.) vs. Buford (Ga.)
Two of Georgia's top high school programs meet when the Gainesville Red Elephants visit the Buford Wolves on Friday night (ESPN3.com, 7 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Gainesville OT Patrick McKibben; Buford LB Dillon Lee, Buford OL Vadal Alexander

Gaffney (S.C.) vs. Dorman (S.C.)
Two of South Carolina's top high school programs meet when the Gaffney Indians visit the Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman Cavaliers on Friday night (ESPN3.com, 7 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Gaffney WR Quinshad Davis; Dorman OL Patrick Destefano

Armwood (Fla.) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nev.)
Two of the nation's top high school programs meet when the Seffner (Fla.) Armwood Hawks visit the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman Gaels on Friday night (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Armwood RB Matt Jones, Armwood OL Cody Waldrop; Bishop Gorman OL Ronnie Stanley

Saturday games

St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) vs. Prattville (Ala.)
Two of the nation's top high school programs meet when the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders visit the Pratville (Ala.) Lions Saturday (ESPN, noon ET).

Top prospects: St. Thomas Aquinas DL Jelani Hamilton; Prattville DT Justin Shanks

South Panola (Miss.) vs. Hoover (Ala.)
Two of the nation's top high school programs meet when the Batesville (Miss.) South Panola Tigers visit the Hoover (Ala.) Buccaneers Saturday (ESPN, 3:30 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: South Panola DT Issac Gross; Hoover OL Daniel Aust

Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral vs. Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central
Two of Indianapolis' top high school programs meet when the Cathedral Fighting Irish visit the Warren Central Warriors Saturday (ESPNU, 4:00 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Cathedral OL Jacob Bailey; Warren Central DT Sheldon Day

Sulphur Springs (Texas) vs. Denton (Texas) Ryan
Two of Texas' top high school programs meet when the Sulphur Springs Wildcats visit the Denton Ryan Raiders Saturday (ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Sulphur Springs QB Justin Owens, Sulphur Springs RB Kendrick Daniels; Ryan DE Mario Edwards, Ryan LB Alex De La Torre

Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest vs. Seneca (Mo.)
Two of Missouri's top high school programs meet when the Springfield Hillcrest Hornets visit the Seneca Indians Saturday (ESPNU, 9:00 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Hillcrest WR Dorial Green-Beckham

Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove vs. Elk Grove (Calif.) Monterey Trail
Two of California's top high school programs meet when the Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove Eagles visit the Elk Grove (Calif.) Monterey Trail Mustangs Saturday (ESPN2, 10:00 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Pleasant Grove DL Arik Armstead; Monterey Trail OL Leonard Wood

Sunday games

Collegiate Academy (D.C.) vs. Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft
Two of the nation's top high school programs meet when the Collegiate Academy (D.C.) Knights visit the Cincinnati (Ohio) Taft Senators Sunday (ESPNU, 11:00 a.m. ET).

Top prospects: Collegiate Academy DT Eddie Goldman; Collegiate Academy DE Adolphus Washington

Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West vs. Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South
Two of Illinois' top high school programs meet when the Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West Hilltoppers visit the Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South Tigers Sunday (ESPN2, noon ET).

Top prospects: Glenbard West DT Tommy Schutt; Warrenville South WR Dan Vitale III

Cocoa (Fla.) vs. Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain
Two of the nation's top high school programs meet when the Cocoa (Fla.) Tigers visit the Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain Cardinals Sunday (ESPN, 3:00 p.m. ET).

Top prospects: Cocoa OLB Grady Redding; Colerain LB Joe Bolden