KANSAS CITY (August 2, 2011) – Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is adding Thursday night action to its 2011 local high school football broadcast schedule, doubling the number of games aired and introducing high-definition coverage to many of this year’s matchups.
Metro Sports, already known as Kansas City’s high school sports leader, will air a High School Football Showcase game on Thursday evenings and the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week on Friday nights.
All games will be broadcast live on Metro Sports, and the majority will also be broadcast in high definition. The first Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week will be a huge matchup between Rockhurst and Blue Springs on Friday, Aug. 26.
“Without a doubt Kansas City sports fans really love high school football,” said Chris Huwe, TWC Metro Sports general manager. “Metro Sports has always prided itself on providing fans with the best high school coverage in the area, and now with two games each week, we’ll be able to give our viewers even more of what they want.”
A wide variety of teams are featured in Metro Sports’ fall schedule, and in order to guarantee exposure for a large number of Kansas City area teams, no school is scheduled to appear more than twice.
The 2011 high school football broadcast schedule will also “flex” late in the season to make sure that Metro Sports viewers are provided with the best possible matchups as the regular season nears its end.
Kevin Wike and Richard Baldinger will handle the broadcast duties for the Hy-Vee High School Game of the Week on Fridays, while the High School Football Showcase games on Thursday nights will feature Metro Sports personalities, along with a variety of analysts.
In addition to the two football game broadcasts each week, Metro Sports will continue to provide an unprecedented amount of high school sports coverage to its viewers this fall. “Varsity KC” will cover Kansas City area high school athletics every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and “High School Roundup” will be live every Friday night at 10:30 p.m. with recaps of all the area high school football action. Metro Sports will also be televising numerous other high school sporting events throughout the fall, including volleyball, soccer and more.
Metro Sports is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30 and 310 and in HD on 1310), Comcast (channel 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37).
2011 Metro Sports High School Football Broadcast Schedule
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26: Rockhurst at Blue Springs – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: SM East vs. SM Northwest (SM North HS) – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Olathe North vs. Olathe East (CBAC) – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Blue Valley West (BVDAC) – 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9: Park Hill South at Park Hill – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: Olathe North vs. SM West (SM South HS) – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: Blue Springs South at Lee’s Summit West - 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: Grandview vs. Liberty North (William Jewell College) – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: Kearney at Staley – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: Carrollton vs. Hogan Prep (Center HS) – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Blue Valley West vs. Blue Valley Southwest (Blue Valley HS) – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6: Blue Valley vs. Blue Valley Northwest (BVDAC) – 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7: Oak Park vs. Winnetonka (North Kansas City HS) – 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13: Lawrence Free State vs. Olathe Northwest (CBAC) – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14: Flex Schedule
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20: Northeast at East – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: Flex Schedule
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27: Flex Schedule
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: Flex Schedule
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