The 2022 Kickoff Classic Brings MASSIVE Talent to Southern Utah

New Years weekend Team Utah was pitted against The Nation and Team Oklahoma. The best of the 8th Grade Rising Stars, Freshman Rising Stars, and the Senior Showcase took place on January 1st, 2022.

The first football game featured the best of the best of SunYFL (3rd-8th grade). Each team had 35 players each and showcased their skills in the 8th grade All-Star game.

The 9th grade All-Star Football game consisted of Utah talent split across the state and faced a national team composed of players from all over America. For these kids, many of them may be state rivals that have come together to form a great team that creates lifelong bonds and friendship. By participating in this game, players add to a recruitment portfolio that can be used during their senior year by testing their abilities by some of the best this country has to offer.

The high school senior game saluted the kids preparing to finish their high school careers. We invite the 40 best seniors to represent the state of Utah that will face off against Oklahoma.

Gridiron University wants to thank everyone from the players, coaches, and refs to the parents and the city of St. George for helping to make this annual event possible.

We at Gridiron University also want to give a very special thank you to Darry “Gator” Alton, Founder and President of GIU for creating a platform for young athletes to stand on and showcase their skills. It is from a place of passion that this was born, and it is that passion that keeps the fire going.

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