De La Salle’s football team heading to England

De La Salle’s football team heading to England

De La Salle’s football team heading to England
De La Salle Football team. (Photo courtesy De La Salle Athletics)

CONCORD, CA (May 15, 2024) — De La Salle High School today announced its schedule for the upcoming football season, and it includes a stop in England. In addition to match-ups against Northern Californian rivals Serra and St. Francis, De La Salle will take on the NFL Academy at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Tuesday, October 8.

This is the first time De La Salle will compete against the NFL Academy, the NFL’s elite player development program that opened in 2019 for talented student-athletes in the United Kingdom. Both teams are high school football powerhouses whose athletes are recruited by D1 colleges across the United States.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for our players,” said Justin Alumbaugh, De La Salle’s Head Varsity Football Coach. “Not only is this the first time that our team has traveled outside of the U.S. in the history of De La Salle’s football program, but we will be playing athletes trained by world-class NFL coaching staff. It will be a great experience that will test our players and give them some unforgettable memories.”

Last season, De La Salle captured its 31st consecutive NCS Championship, as well as the CIF Division 1-AA Northern California Championship, which earned them a ticket to the State Championship finals for the second year in a row. At the same time, four of De La Salle’s seniors signed National Letter of Intent (NLI) agreements to play collegiate football for the 2024 season, while Class of 2023 graduates played D1 football at schools like Harvard University, the University of California Berkeley, Notre Dame, University of Nevada, Fresno State, and Texas Christian University.

De La Salle’s trip across the Atlantic is possible thanks to the partnership and generosity of the school’s main athletic apparel and footwear partner, Nike. The sports and athleticwear giant is funding the entire trip as part of its commitment to help kids reach their greatest potential.

De La Salle 2024 Football Schedule:

Date Opponent Location
Friday, August 30 Grant (Sacramento, CA) Home
Friday, September 6 Serra (San Mateo, CA) Home
Friday, September 13 St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) Home
Friday, September 20 Saint Mary’s (Stockton, CA) Away
Friday, September 27 El Cerrito (El Cerrito, CA) Away
Tuesday, October 8 NFL Academy (London, England) Away
Friday, October 18 San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA) Home
Friday, October 25 Monte Vista (Danville, CA) Home
Friday, November 1 California (San Ramon, CA) Away
Friday, November 8 Clayton Valley Charter (Clayton, CA) Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about De La Salle High School, please visit www.dlshs.org.

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