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Heritage Bowl, Riot Platforms announce partnership for Corsicana's Division II post-season game

CORSICANA – A new energy is coming to Corsicana’s college football landscape, as the Heritage Bowl and Riot Platforms have teamed up for the upcoming fall and beyond. The seventh installment of the Division II postseason game will be played under a new flag: Heritage Bowl powered by Riot.

 

The game was first played in 2017 as the Corsicana Bowl, and two years later was rebranded as the Heritage Bowl.

 

Last December the nationally televised game featured two of the nation’s nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Award, given annually to DII’s top player.

 

“We believe this partnership with Riot Platforms is a win for not only Division II football and our game, but also for Corsicana and our community,” Heritage Bowl Chairman Aric Bonner said. “Each fall our game grows on the field, but also nationally as teams have started reaching out to us with interest in coming to Corsicana because of the experience we offer each year. We believe Riot brings an infusion of collaboration, innovation, and community-mindedness that can help us reach new heights.”

 

“We are pleased to enter into a multi-year partnership with the Heritage Bowl, a cornerstone event for Navarro County,” said David Schatz, SVP of Operations at Riot. “This collaboration underscores our commitment to fostering engagement and supporting local traditions within the communities where we operate. At Riot, we are dedicated to enhancing local connections, and we anticipate contributing positively to the success and growth of the Heritage Bowl in the coming years.”

 

Riot’s vision is to be the world’s leading Bitcoin-driven infrastructure platform. Our mission is to positively impact the sectors, networks, and communities that we touch. We believe that the combination of an innovative spirit and strong partnerships allow the Company to achieve best-in-class execution and create successful outcomes.

 

Riot is a Bitcoin mining and digital infrastructure company focused on a vertically integrated strategy. The Company has Bitcoin mining operations in central Texas and electrical switchgear engineering and fabrication operations in Denver, Colorado.

 

The Heritage Bowl has traditionally featured teams from the Lone Star Conference, Great American Conference, and/or the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Last year, Emporia State (MIAA) became the first two-time winner.

 

This year’s matchup will be announced following the conclusion of the 2024 regular season in November.

 

Kickoff is scheduled for noon on December 7 at Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Stadium in Corsicana. For more information on the game, visit www.heritagebowl.org. For more information on Riot Platforms, visit www.riotplatforms.com.

Media Contact: Raymond Linex

Phone Number: 903 229 1422

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Our Story

The Heritage Bowl (formerly the Corsicana Bowl) is an annual Division II Post-Season Collegiate Football Game held in Corsicana ISD's Tiger Field at Community National Bank & Trust Stadium in Corsicana, Texas. Established in 2017, the game is played each year the first Saturday in December. The two participating teams will consist of schools competing in the Lone Star Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and/or the Great American Conference.

2017 - Central Oklahoma 38, Tarleton State 31

2018 - Emporia State 30, Arkansas-Monticello 22

2019 - Eastern New Mexico 20, Southern Arkansas 13

2020 - No game

2021 - Oklahoma Baptist 24, UT-Permian Basin 21

2022 - East Central (Okla.) 38, Texas A&M-Kingsville 21

2023 - Emporia State 55, Southern Nazarene 24

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Empowering Our Community

Explore the essence of Heritage Bowl beyond the gridiron. Our commitment extends to empowering local communities through charitable donations and fostering an inclusive environment for all players. With every game, we strive to make a tangible impact, channeling resources back into the neighborhoods that support us. Through our initiatives, we aim to inspire not just on the field, but in the hearts of those we serve, creating a legacy of unity and generosity that echoes far beyond the stadium walls. Join us in our mission to celebrate the spirit of football while making a difference where it matters most.

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Bowl Records

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Board of Directors

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Aric Bonner, Chairman

The Bonner Group

Broker/Owner

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Joshua Tackett, Secretary

Navarro County

District Clerk

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Clint Roddy

Corsicana ISD

Executive Director of Extracurricular

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Richey Cutrer, Vice Chairman

Navarro College Foundation

Executive Director 

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Raymond Linex

Corsicana ISD

Executive Director of Communications

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Rusty Hitt, Treasurer

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas

Chief Executive Officer

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Amy Tidwell

City of Corsicana

Main Street Director

We would love to hear from you. Send questions or comments to info@heritagebowl.org.

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