Here's a portion of the release from ESPN:
ESPNRISE.com, the news, information and community resource for high school athletes, launches today. The site represents the confluence of multiple acquisitions and initiatives by ESPN over the past 18 months. ESPNRISE.com will be a complete source for national high school sports and lifestyle coverage, as well as a community connecting 14- to 18-year-old athletes to each other, their sports passions and friends and families. The launch is the latest step in ESPN’s multiplatform commitment to highlighting and celebrating high school sports.It definitely is nice to see a network that everyone turns to for sports information and highlights addressing the desires of the fan. This is just another way of doing that. And if you're a diehard high school football fan, this is a great day for you.