Network’s Eight-Week Flex Schedule Brings Western Pennsylvania’s Best
High School Football Rivalries, Teams & Athletes to Television Friday Nights This Fall


ROOT SPORTS announced today plans for its 19th season of McDonald’s High School Football presented by TRIB Total Media beginning this October. The eight-week season will consist of a flex schedule with televised match-ups being announced approximately one week prior to game day.  The schedule will feature a total of four Friday night regular season WPIAL games, three Friday night playoff games and the four-game WPIAL Football Championships from Heinz Field on Saturday, November 28th.  All games will be broadcast in High-Definition.

The 2015 season will open live on Friday, October 9th at 7:30PM.  Match-ups for both the regular season and playoffs will be announced one week prior to the game on

2015 McDonald’s High School Football on ROOT SPORTS
(Subject to change)

Friday, October 7New Castle Red Hurricanes (13) vs. South Fayette Lions (37)7:30PM
Friday, October 14Seneca Valley Raiders (14) vs. North Allegheny Tigers (49)7:30PM
Friday, October 21West Allegheny Indians (52) vs. Woodland Hills Wolverines (13)7:30PM
Friday, October 28Beaver Falls Tigers (20) vs. Beaver Bobcats (16)7:30PM
Friday, November 4WPIAL 5A Quarterfinals: Upper St. Clair Panthers (10) vs. McKeesport Tigers (31)7:30PM
Friday, November 11WPIAL Semifinal Playoff Game: Derry Trojans (20) vs. Aliquippa Quips (46)10:00PM**
Friday, November 18WPIAL 3A Championships: Beaver Falls Tigers vs. Aliquippa Quips 11:00AM
WPIAL 5A Championships: McKeesport Tigers vs. West Allegheny Indians2:00PM
WPIAL 4A Championships: New Castle Red Hurricanes vs. Thomas Jefferson Jaguars10:00PM*
WPIAL 6A Championships: Seneca Valley Raiders vs. Central Catholic Vikings12:30AM*

*To be tape-delayed and aired following a Pittsburgh Penguins game


ROOT SPORTS also is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.
ROOT SPORTS is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, and is now part of the AT&T family. It operates regional sports networks in the Southwest, Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and have exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences.