*Indianapolis Colts to host all eight teams from the Hoosier Heritage Conference as part of their Horseshoe Classic games. *
INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday September 8th, the Indianapolis Colts will open the doors of Lucas Oil Stadium for the Horseshoe Classic: Hoosier Heritage Conference (HHC) Challenge presented by Herff Jones in-part by the Indiana National Guard and Under Armour.
The HHC Challenge will feature all eight schools that comprise the Hoosier Heritage Conference. The first game will feature Shelbyville and Pendleton Heights at 12:00 p.m. (ET), followed by Mt. Vernon (Fortville) and Rushville at 2:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central and Yorktown will face each other at 5:00 p.m., and New Palestine will take on Delta in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
Hosting high school football games in Lucas Oil Stadium is important to the Indianapolis Colts' youth and high school football initiatives for many reasons. "Each year, we work to have participating teams from across the state which allows their entire community to experience the thrills of cheering on their team in Lucas Oil Stadium," said Chuck O'Hara, Indianapolis Colts Senior Director of Marketing. "Our goal is to promote youth football in Indiana and we can't think of a better way than for kids to have the opportunity to play their game in a Super Bowl venue."
Al Cooper, New Palestine High School Athletic Director commented, "We appreciate and thank the Colts for their continued support of High School athletics. Their commitment and passion for developing a strong football tradition in Indiana is exemplary, as well as their commitment to fostering a strong base of youth football in all Indiana communities. We also thank the Colts for this tremendous honor and opportunity to build youth and high school football at New Palestine and in all the HHC (Hoosier Heritage Conference) programs."
For the first time, the Colts will open the field at halftime of each game for the participating schools' youth football leagues to run through a Play 60 obstacle course.
For more information on the 2012 Horseshoe Classics, visit Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball