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MTV2 Gets Into the High School Football Game

Perhaps in an attempt to cash in on the Friday Night Lights audience, MTV2 will air The Ride: The Road To The U.S. Army All American Bowl.

The “docu-series” follows eight high school quarterbacks as they try to win a spot in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

“We are pleased to partner with Backfield Productions, LLC to bring The Ride to MTV2,” Eric Conte, SVP, programming and production, MTV2, said in a statement. “The Ride: The Road To The U.S. Army All American Bowl is a courageous journey, blending elements of competition, intense passion, and heartache that undoubtedly will resonate with MTV2 viewers. Watching these eight young high school football players compete for their ultimate dreams taps right into the vein of our young male audience and is sure to touch and inspire both die-hard and casual football fans alike.”

The quarterbacks after the jump.· Ashton Broyld: 6’3″/225lbs (HS – Rush Henrietta) Henrietta, NY. Threw for nearly 1,800 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for almost 600 yards as a junior in 2009.

· Travis Champion: 6’1″/214lbs (HS – Rancho Verde) Moreno Valley, CA. Guided his high school to an 11-1 record as a junior in 2009.

· Josh Harris: 6’1″/198lbs (HS – Country Day) Detroit, MI. Threw for 1,650 yards in 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2009.

· Taylor Heinicke: 6’1″/185lbs (HS – Collins Hill) Suwanee, GA. Received a rating of 3 at the FBU camp Atlanta, GA.

· Connor Hempel: 6’3″/208lbs (HS – Ryle) Union, KY. Threw for 1,894 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2009.

· Driphus Jackson: 6’0″/175lbs (HS – Cedar Hill) Cedar Hill, TX. Threw for 1,506 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior in 2009.

· Alex Mallory: 6’4″/205lbs (HS – Ballard) LaCenter, KY. Threw for 2,210 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2009.

· Anthony Reid: 6′/180lbs (HS – West Catholic) Philadelphia, PA. Threw for 1,098 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009.

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