DeSoto to host Texas-Florida football series

The debate between Texas and Florida over which state plays the best high school football will be put into sharper focus with the “Texas vs. Florida High School Football Showcase’’ this fall.

Four teams have been chosen from Texas to meet teams from Florida on Sept. 10-11 at Eagle Stadium in DeSoto.

The lineup:

*Abilene vs. Cocoa, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 10

*Denison vs. Belle Glade Glades Central, 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 11

*Dallas Madison vs. Miami Central, 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11

*DeSoto vs. Miramar, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 11

There will be a Texas vs. Florida trophy presented to the winner.

The Friday night match-up is particularly appealing. Abilene is the defending Class 5A Division II state champion and Cocoa won the 2A title in Florida last season.

In 2007, Miami Northwestern defeated Southlake Carroll, 29-21, in a nationally televised meeting of the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 teams.

The plan of the organizer, C&B National Sports Marketing Group, is for four Texas schools to travel to Florida for four games in 2011.