Regional Sports Network’s 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 20th season of High School Football beginning this October.  The six-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, two Friday night playoff games and the four-game High School Football WPIAL Championships presented by Trib Total Media from Heinz Field on Friday, November 18th.

The 2016 season will open live on Friday, October 7th at 7:30PM from South Fayette High School with a match-up between two of the top five teams in Class 4A: the South Fayette Lions and the New Castle Red Hurricanes.  Match-ups for both the regular season and playoffs will be announced one week prior to the game

2016 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
**To be tape-delayed and aired following a West Virginia University Men’s Basketball game


ROOT SPORTS  is the television 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  Pittsburgh is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.  The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.