Official website and Facebook page for inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic

Image: The official website for the inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic promoting September football match ups between Italy and Malakoff, the Florence Buffaloes versus the Thrall Tigers and the Alvarado Indians versus the Mexia Blackcats is live!

The official website for the inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic promoting September football match ups between Italy and Malakoff, the Florence Buffaloes versus the Thrall Tigers and the Alvarado Indians versus the Mexia Blackcats is live! (Submitted photo)

Gladiator fans are invited to the official website of the inaugural Dale Hansen Football Classic!

Also, the official Dale Hansen Football Classic Facebook page is live to help promote the event. Hansen is a Waxahachie resident and an award winning sportscaster with ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA, Channel 8. WFAA will also be lending its media power to the event as the news station has graciously agreed to promote the event leading up to the inaugural kick off on September 7th.

While the event is designed to showcase athleticism, the classic will also promote academics, as one boy and one girl from the senior class in each of the high schools represented in the classic will be awarded a scholarship based on their academic standing, moral courage, and leadership skills. Scholarship applications may be obtained by contacting the lead high school counselor at each of the high schools represented in the 2012 classic – Italy, Malakoff, Florence, Thrall, Mexia, and Alvarado. Scholarship applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than August, 15, 2012. 

The Dale Hansen Football Classic will be held Friday, September 7, through Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie, Texas. Gates will open one hour prior to kick off.

  • Italy Gladiators vs. Makakoff Tigers — Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Florence Buffaloes vs. Thrall Tigers — Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Alvarado Indians vs Mexia Blackcats — Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Dale Hansen Football Classic is hosted by Waxahachie ISD, in conjunction with the City of Waxahachie and the Waxahachie Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

For more information on the classic, contact Waxahachie ISD at 972.923.4631 or email Nicole Mansell, Waxahachie ISD Director of Public Relations, at nmansell@wisd.org.