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Bridgeland football team to open 2021 season on national television

The Bridgeland High School football team will open its 2021 season as part of a nationally televised showcase.
Bridgeland High School senior quarterback Conner Weigman (No. 15) and the Bears will open their 2021 football season as part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff. They’ll face Klein Cain at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Klein Memorial Stadium, with the game being broadcast live on ESPNU. Bridgeland beat Klein Cain 49-42 to open the 2020 season.

July 29, 2021—The Bridgeland High School football team will open its 2021 season as part of a nationally televised showcase, with the Bears set to face Klein Cain on Saturday, Aug. 28 on ESPNU.

Bridgeland joins 13 other football programs across seven states to be featured in the 12th GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff. The seven games will be played beginning Thursday, Aug. 26 and continue through the weekend. The entire slate will be shown nationally across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN app.

Bridgeland and Klein Cain will meet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Klein Memorial Stadium.

The Bears are coming off a 2020 season in which they went 12-1 and earned an undefeated District 16-6A championship. They captured the first two playoff victories in program history and finished as Class 6A Division II Region II semifinalists.

Klein Cain posted an 8-3 record last season and finished as a Division II-6A Region II area finalist.

The two young programs faced each other to begin the 2020 season, with Bridgeland prevailing 49-42 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. The game featured more than 1,100 yards of total offense between the teams.

Bridgeland senior quarterback Conner Weigman, who was recently named to the prestigious Elite 11, is among a number of top football recruits to be featured in the weekend’s games according to ESPN rankings. Weigman is verbally committed to Texas A&M University and currently ranked 36th in the ESPN 300 and second nationally among his position (Quarterback: Pocket Passer).

Against Klein Cain last season, Weigman passed for 372 yards and three touchdowns to go with 149 yards rushing and three scores.