• The annual Gateway Scholars Football Classic will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in East St. Louis, Illinois. The feature game will include the Illinois 2019 Class 6A State Champions – the East St. Louis Flyers. 

    Thousands of fans will descend upon East St. Louis to witness and experience the battle of the best:

    - 8th Grade Showcase: Centreville Tigers (Junior Football League Super Bowl Champions) vs St. Louis Blackhawks (Top 8th Grade Team in the Midwest) at 12:00 p.m.

    IMG Academy Ascenders (FL) vs De Smet Spartans (MO) at 3:00 p.m.

    East St. Louis Flyers (IL) vs Christian Brothers College Cadets (MO) at 6:00 p.m.

    - Exhibition youth scrimmage play during half-time of the 6:00 p.m. game

    Tickets will be available soon. All day access tickets are $10/each. No re-entry. Link to Purchase Tickets

    Parking is $10.  Tailgate parking is $20.



Gateway Scholars Football Classic Tickets

  • Tickets are $10 for All Day Game Access        (No Re-Entry)

    Advance tickets may be purchased here:

    A limited quantity of tickets can be purchased at the East St. Louis Sr. High School Clyde C. Jordan Stadium Gate on game day.

    Parking is $10.  Tailgate parking is $20.  

    For more information, please call 618-646-3700.