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ROOT to broadcast Washington high school football games

August 20th, 2013 at Tue, 20th, 2013 at 11:47 am by Megan Managan

Its been a while since there’s been much of any high school sports news to blog about, but things are going to start kicking into high gear faster than I can believe.

Once again this fall, ROOT Sports is going to be broadcasting a football game of the week, starting Sept. 7 with the big match up of Bellevue vs. Skyline.

Mercer Island is not one of the teams with a game featured, but ROOT will also show the playoff games, as well as the state championships.

Here’s the press release:

ROOT SPORTS™ announced today that a second season of the High School Football “Game of the Week” will return this fall and will feature new presenting sponsor, Papa Murphy’s. The season kicks off on Saturday, September 7th with a clash of titans when 3A State Champions, Bellevue High School, takes on 4A State Champions, Skyline High School, at Husky Stadium. Following the Saturday opener, High School Football on ROOT SPORTS will move to its usual Thursday night schedule and will include nine regular season games along with WIAA District Playoffs and 3A and 4A Championship games.

The slate of games will be known as the ROOT SPORTS High Football “Game of the Week” presented by Papa Murphy’swill feature teams from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area. Games will air on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm PT and will be shown throughout ROOT SPORTS Northwest’s five state region. Each game of the week will have a debut airing, as well as at least one replay.

“We were very pleased with the response to our inaugural season of High School Game of the week and are excited to continue the endeavor. This season promises to be exciting with a line-up that includes KingCo, SPSL, Seamount, Narrows, Cascade, Evergreen and Metro schools,” stated Mark Jorgensen, ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President/General Manager.

Brad Adam will provide play-by-play and work with analyst, Jason Stiles. Adam has been with ROOT SPORTS since June 2000, and in his current role provides the sights and sounds before and after every Mariners game as the Host of Mariners Pregame and Mariners Postgame. Stiles joined the ROOT SPORTS team following a successful football career; he has worked as a Pac-12 and high school analyst, and will serve in the same capacity for Big Sky Conference football this season.

Please see the complete high school football telecast schedule below.

2013 High School Football Game of the Week Telecast Schedule

All times listed are Pacific and subject to change

Date                                                        Opponent                                                     Time

Saturday, September 7                    Skyline at Bellevue                                          9:30 p.m. *

Thursday, September 12                   Tahoma at Bethel                                            7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19                   Federal Way at Graham-Kapowsin               7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 27                       Newport at Issaquah                                        10:30 p.m. *

Thursday, October 3                        Auburn at Kentlake                                          7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 10                       Kings at Cedarcrest                                         7:00 pm

Thursday, October 17                       Redmond at Woodinville                                    7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 24                       Bainbridge at Odea                                          7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 31                       Kennedy at Lindbergh                                       7:00 p.m.


I’m the sports reporter at the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper. On this blog you’ll find extra bits and pieces to stories I’ve written, behind the scene looks at teams and observations on the sports in our area. I’ll field questions here, and ask a few too. You can follow me on Twitter (@MIRsports ) or send me an e-mail.

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