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August 9, 2012By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - West Houston
BBVA Compass Inaugural Kick-Off Classic Powered by VYPE Magazine at BBVA Compass Stadium
Texas High School Football Gridiron Match Up Featuring Cinco Ranch vs. Cypress Ranch & Klein Collins vs. Cypress Woods
on August 31 & September 1, 2012
Houston (August 7, 2012)—BBVA Compass Inaugural Kick-Off Classic powered by VYPE Magazine at BBVA Compass Stadium (www.bbvacompassstadium.com) featuring two days of Texas high school football gridiron match ups on Friday, August 31st with Cinco Ranch vs. Cypress Ranch and Saturday, September 1st with Klein Collins vs. Cypress Woods. Fieldhouse Media Group, owner of VYPE Magazine, is pleased to announce their partnership with BBVA Compass Stadium, the new home of the Houston Dynamo and Texas Southern University football. The event is also sponsored by Kroger.
“VYPE Magazine is thrilled to partner with BBVA Compass Stadium to bring Houston high school football fans two great games at the city’s best venue,” Matt Malatesta, VYPE Co-Publisher said. “What a way to kick-off the 2012 season with four of the area’s top teams.”
Cinco Ranch, led by senior running back and Notre Dame-commit Jamel James, will play Cypress Ranch on Friday, August 31st at 7:30 p.m. Cypress Ranch is led by the state’s top running back and Oklahoma-commit Keith Ford.
On Saturday, September 1st, Klein Collins High School will play Cypress Woods at 7 p.m. Klein Collins has been a perennial state power and will be paced by Division I offensive linemen Tyler Tezeno (West Virginia-commit) and Chance Allen (Kansas State-commit). Ready to stop the Klein Collins’ offense are Cypress Woods’ linebacker Deoundrei Davis, who has committed to the University of Texas, and Baylor-commit Alfred Pullom.
“We are excited to welcome four of Houston’s top high school football teams and their fans to BBVA Compass Stadium,” said Doug Hall, General Manager of BBVA Compass Stadium. “High school football has a long and proud history for the schools, the players and the fans and we are thrilled to bring this match up to downtown and be a part of the legacy of these teams.”
Tickets for the both high school football games are on-sale now starting at $10 (plus service fees) and are available online at www.axs.com or www.bbvacompassstadium.com or by calling 888-929-7849. Tickets are also available at the BBVA Compass Stadium Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on event days.
BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facility, will be a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opening in May 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium will be the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium will be a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.
VYPE Magazine is the leading source of high school sporting news in the Houston, publishing 18 magazines a year, and a complementing website that provides breaking news at vypehouston.com. Follow VYPE on Twitter and Facebook at vypehouston. For more information contact, Matt Malatesta of VYPE at email@example.com.
WHAT: BBVA Compass presents the Inaugural Kick-Off Classic powered by VYPE Magazine featuring two days of Texas high school football gridiron matchups.
WHO: Cinco Ranch vs. Cypress Ranch
Klein Collins vs. Cypress Woods
WHEN: Friday, August 31st
Saturday, September 1st
WHERE: BBVA Compass Stadium
2200 Texas Street
Houston, Texas 77003