The long-rumored matchup has finally been announced. De La Salle, the CIF Open Division champion, will travel to Florida next season to take on St. Thomas Aquinas in a game that will be televised on the ESPN network. The Raiders are the Florida High School Athletic Association 5A Champions. The game will take place on Sept. 23.
The 2011 schedule will also include games against St. Mary’s-Stockton (in Stockton) and Bellarmine, in addition to a full East Bay Athletic League slate. I’ll have the exact dates for you shortly, along with reaction from the athletic department.