Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Root Sports alters high school football broadcast schedule

High school football fans who enjoyed Root Sports' Thursday night doubleheaders are going to be awfully disappointed.

The network announced Tuesday that it will broadcast games Friday nights with games airing after Pirate games or on a delayed stream. A Week 2 match up between Pine-Richland and North Allegheny on Sept. 5 will be the first telecast.

Games will be picked one week ahead of time and the schedule will include seven regular-season broadcasts, as well as three playoff games and all four WPIAL championship games at Heinz Field on Nov. 21.

“Western Pennsylvania is home to the best High School Football programs in our country,” said Shawn McClintock, Senior Vice President & General Manager of ROOT SPORTS via a press release. “With such a large pool of talent and so many great match-ups to choose from every year, we’re looking forward to utilizing a flex schedule this season to enable us to bring more schools, more rivalries and more of that high school football experience and excitement to our viewers.”

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