ROOT Sports announces TV schedule for prep football games

We reported last week that the game between Archbishop Murphy and King’s on Sept. 13 will be broadcast on Root Sports. Now Root Sports has released its full broadcast schedule for the fall.

Besides the possibility of a fill-in game on Oct. 4, no other local teams are on the schedule (see below). The first game is Thursday night between O’Dea and Gig Harbor and starts at 7 p.m. Brad Adam will provide play-by-play with analysis from Jason Stiles.

Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 30 O’Dea at Gig Harbor, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6 Federal Way at Emerald Ridge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 13 Kings at Archbishop Murphy, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20 Curtis at Puyallup, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27 Kentlake at Auburn, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4 TBD, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11 Rogers at Bethel, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18 Lakeside at Seattle Prep, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25 Kentwood at Kentlake, 7 p.m.

Here’s the press release from Root Sports:


Network to showcase Seattle/Tacoma “Game of the Week”

ROOT SPORTS™ kicks off its inaugural season of high school football coverage this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. as last year’s 3A runner-up, the O’Dea Fighting Irish, take on the Gig Harbor Tides. The network will showcase 9 regular season games this year, beginning August 30 and running through October 25, 2012.

The slate of games will be known as the ROOT SPORTS High Football “Game of the Week” and will include 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.

“High School Football “Game of the Week” is something that we are very excited about. We constantly strive to deliver on our brand promise of being rooted in the community. We feel strongly that being part of the passion and pride that epitomizes high school athletics delivers on that promise,” 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 football this season.

Please see the complete high school football telecast schedule below.

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