TC-Cedar Hill, whose coaching staff includes Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, will play on ESPN on …

Last week, Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill became the first Texas school to play a regular-season football game when it traveled to Mississippi.

TC-Cedar Hill will travel out of state again this week, and this time it will be on national television.

TC-Cedar Hill’s game in Tennessee at Knoxville Catholic will be televised on ESPN at noon Saturday, the network announced Monday. It will be among seven games on Friday and Saturday that are part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff, with all games being televised on ESPN or ESPN2.

TC-Cedar Hill, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders as its offensive coordinator, opened its season with a 27-26 loss to Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Mississippi’s reigning 6A private school state champion. Sanders’ son Shedeur is a four-star recruit, is rated the 14th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation in the Class of 2021 by 247Sports, and he’s committed to Florida Atlantic.

Knoxville Catholic is led by junior quarterback Kaden Martin, the son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin. Kaden holds offers from Alabama, Miami, Tennessee, USC, West Virginia, Arizona State and Mississippi among others.


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TC-Cedar Hill has won TAPPS Division II state titles the last three years, compiling a record of 39-2 in that span. The school had its TAPPS membership terminated in December for allegedly violating bylaws in the state’s largest private school organization, so it is playing a partial national schedule in 2020, with games still to come against teams from Ohio and Florida, along with three games against Texas schools.

To see the complete schedule for the GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff, go here.

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