Brock will open the season against Brownwood on Fox Sports Southwest, head coach Chad Worrell confirmed on Wednesday.

The Eagles will play at Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood at 5:35 p.m. on Aug. 31.

It will be the first of a doubleheader as part of , and also include live look-ins at 10 other high school games across the state.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by the UIL and Fox Sports Southwest and to be a part of such a prestigious event,” Worrell said. “Brownwood is one of the most tradition-rich programs in Texas.”

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Brock went 13-3 last season and reached the Class 3A Division I state final – its second in three years – where it .

The Eagles went 16-0 and won a .

Brownwood finished 6-5 in 2017 after being eliminated in the first round. However, the Lions have won seven UIL state football titles.

“It will be a huge test for our young program,” Worrell said. “The kids and community are excited about the opportunity to play in front of a regional TV audience.”

Brock has one of the best prospects in the nation in Texas A&M commit . The 4-star recruit is ranked as the No. 4 tight end in the country and No. 21 overall player in the state.