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Walker, Walter Wellborn Part Of 2013 Champions Challenge

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The Walker Vikings and the Walter Wellborn Panthers will be part of the 2013 Champions Challenge.

The eighth annual Alabama high school preseason football classic will be held at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery this summer.

Walker will play Benjamin Russell on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m.

Walter Wellborn will play Straughn on Saturday, August 24 at 5 p.m.

The Bob Jones Patriots and the Enterprise Wildcats will play directly following the Walter Wellborn-Straughn game.

"When I told our kids we had been selected, they really let out a cheer," Wellborn coach Jeff Smith said. "This gives our kids a chance to play in a championship game-like atmosphere against a quality opponent on a big stage. We are really looking forward to it."

Each of the six teams in the 2013 Champions Challenge reached the postseason in 2012, and five of the six won a first round playoff game.