Lions invited to Colts Horseshoe Classic
BREMEN — The Indianapolis Colts have invited the Bremen High School football team to play in the Horseshoe Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Aug. 25.
The Lions will play Tippecanoe Valley in a contest slated for 2:30 p.m., one of eight total games at the event, presented by Herff Jones and sponsored in part by the Indiana National Guard and Under Armour. South Putnam and Tri-West (Hendricks) will kick off the weekend with a game at noon Saturday followed by the Lions-Vikings game, a contest between Danville and Crawfordsville at 5 p.m. and the nightcap between Indianapolis Scecina Memorial and Speedway at 7:30 p.m.
The Hoosier Heritage Conference Challenge will take place on Sunday with Shelbyville and Pendleton Heights playing at noon, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) and Rushville squaring off at 2:30 p.m., Greenfield-Central and Yorktown facing each other at 5 p.m., and New Palestine taking on Delta at 7:30 p.m.
Bremen’s invitation to the Horseshoe Classic follows a 13-1 regional championship season that included the program’s first Northern State Conference title since 1995 and its first unbeaten regular season since 1990.
The team is 22-5 with back-to-back sectional championships since head coach Bob Holmes took the reigns in 2010.
Bremen High School was included on the Colts’ Friday Night Football Tour Sept. 9 when the Lions played host to Triton.
“Our entire football program is truly honored to represent Bremen High School and the community at this prestigious event,” said Bremen Athletic Director Troy Holmes of the Horsehoe Classic invite. “The Indianapolis Colts have once again displayed their generous sponsorship of high school football in Indiana. This is a great opportunity for the students of Bremen High School and a memory they will never forget.”
Hosting high school football games in Lucas Oil Stadium is important to the Indianapolis Colts 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.”