Regular Season Games will showcase Seattle/Tacoma Schools in “Game of the Week” Presented by Papa Murphy’s

ROOT SPORTS televises its third season of the High School Football “Game of the Week” featuring returning sponsor, Papa Murphy’s. Coverage began last week with Tumwater High School hosting Capital High and Serra Gardner at Bellevue. The “Game of the Week” continues this Thursday, September 11th, with live coverage of the Eastlake vs. Inglemoor game.

This season ROOT SPORTS’ broadcast schedule showcases games for the entire nine week season. In total, 12 regular-season games will be televised, including Friday and Saturday games in the third week of September and October. In addition, the semifinal games and the 3A and 4A WIAA State Championship games will be broadcasted.

The slate of games known as the ROOT SPORTS High School Football “Game of the Week” Presented by Papa Murphy’s will feature teams from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area. Of the 16 games, 11 will be shown live and the remaining five will be on tape delay. Each game will be shown throughout ROOT SPORTS Northwest’s five state region and will have a debut airing, as well as at least one replay.

“We were once again very pleased with the response to the High School Game of the Week and are excited to continue the endeavor and our partnership with Papa Murphy’s. This season promises to be exciting with a line-up that includes a wide range of schools in the region” stated Mark Jorgensen, ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President/General Manager.

Brad Adam will provide play-by-play and work with returning analyst, Taylor Barton. Adam has been with ROOT SPORTS since June 2000, and in his current role hosts Mariners Pregame and Postgame Shows. Barton, a former quarterback at the University of Washington, joined the ROOT SPORTS team following a successful football career. In addition, he oversees the Barton Football Academy, which is one of the Northwest’s premier football camps.

ROOT SPORTS is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West Conference. The network reaches 3.4 million households across five states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.
ROOT SPORTS regional sports networks are operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach 9 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.