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Here are the games Root Sports will televise in the network’s inaugural season of high school football coverage. Brad Adam, from the Mariners pregame and postgame show, will do play-by-play alongside analyst Jason Stiles.

Date…..Opponents …..Time

Aug. 30…O’Dea at Gig Harbor…7 p.m.

Sept. 6…Federal Way at Emerald Ridge…7 p.m.

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Sept. 13…Kings at Arch Bishop…7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20…Curtis at Puyallup…7 p.m.

Sept. 27…Kentlake at Auburn…7 p.m.

Oct. 4…TBD…7 p.m.

Oct. 11…Rogers at Bethel…7 p.m.

Oct. 18…Lakeside at Seattle Prep…7 p.m.

Oct. 25…Kentwood at Kentlake…7 p.m.

Here is the press release from Root Sports:

ROOT SPORTS kicks off its inaugural season of high school football coverage this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. as last year’s 3A runner-up, the O’Dea Fighting Irish, take on the Gig Harbor Tides. The network will showcase 9 regular season games this year, beginning August 30 and running through October 25, 2012.

The slate of games will be known as the ROOT SPORTS High Football “Game of the Week” and will include teams from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area. Games will air on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm PT and will be shown throughout ROOT SPORTS Northwest’s five state region.

“High School Football “Game of the Week” is something that we are very excited about. We constantly strive to deliver on our brand promise of being rooted in the community. We feel strongly that being part of the passion and pride that epitomizes high school athletics delivers on that promise,” stated Mark Jorgensen, ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President/General Manager.

Brad Adam will provide play-by-play and work with analyst Jason Stiles. Adam has been with ROOT SPORTS since June 2000 and in his current role provides the sights and sounds before and after every Mariners game as the Host of Mariners Pregame and Mariners Postgame. Stiles joined the ROOT SPORTS team following a successful football career; he has worked as a Pac 12 and high school analyst, and will serve in the same capacity for Big Sky football this season.