As teams continue to look for out-of-state matchups, one of the more interesting ones to be confirmed is Centennial (Corona, Calif.) against Chandler (Ariz.) in the Brothers in Arms Bowl.
The game is scheduled for Aug. 26 at a site to be determined and national television is possible, given that it coincides with the weekend that usually has the ESPN High School Football Kickoff slate.
Centennial was the No. 7 team in the country in the Super 25 with its only loss coming to De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 28-21 in the CIF Open Division Bowl in the final game of the season.
Chandler went 11-2 and was in the Super 25 for a good part of last season. The game continues a run of strong out-of-state opponents for Chandler, including a 35-14 loss to No. 1-ranked Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) last season.
Two years ago, Chandler went to Colorado and knocked off Highlands Ranch Valor Christian 22-7. Early in the 2013 season, Chandler lost at Bellflower St. John Bosco 52-31 after leading 28-17 at the half.
Chandler will open against Mesa Red Mountain.
“I’m always going to try to get the best game we can against the best team we can find,” Chandler coach Shaun Aguano said Tuesday as he continued preparations for the International Bowl in Texas. “They had an opening. (Centennial coach) Matt Logan is a great guy and we wanted to schedule them.”
After playing Chandler, Centennial will face IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) in one of the marquee games in the Honor Bowl in Southern California.