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The 2013 Benchmark Bank Thanksgiving Classic Powered by VYPE Magazine

By on November 12, 2013 11:25 am



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THE WOODLANDS: Benchmark Bank is proud to become the title sponsor of the 2013 Thanksgiving Classic held at The Woodlands High School November 29-30 as some of the area’s top teams do battle in the two-day event.


The new Platinum sponsor is happy to host VYPE Preseason Top 20 schools The Woodlands, Manvel, Travis and Fort Bend Austin. Travis won the Class 5A state title last season, while Manvel’s Leon Gilmore is committed to play his college ball at Creighton. The Austin Bulldogs are led by identical twin Trevin and Trevon Woods, who have committed to Long Island.


Summer Creek will also be in the field and is led by one of the state’s top 2015 recruits Paul Thomas, who stands 6-foot-7. Traditional power Klein Forest will play in the event along with Spring, Mayde Creek, Klein Collins, Tomball Memorial, Hasting and Wilmer Hutchins from the Dallas-area.


“This is a tremendous field this season as the defending state champs will be participating,” Highlander coach Dale Reed said. “Manvel is highly-ranked as well and some of the individual talent on display will be playing on the Division I level for years to come.”


The semi-finals and finals of the event will be live broadcasted by VYPE and can be seen on facebook.com/VYPEHouston.


The event is powered by VYPE Magazine, the high school sports authority, which publishes a monthly magazine. Go to vypehouston.com to see the magazine online and up-to-date sporting news.


For more information about Benchmark Bank and Affiliated Mortgage, contact Kelly Malatesta at kmalatesta@benchmarkbank.com. Malatesta is Houston’s No. 1 mortgage originator as ranked by Mortgage Banking Magazine.




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