Spartans set for national TV appearance

Skyline continues to receive national recognition through polls, and now the Spartans are ready to make their national TV debut.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Monday, December 19, 2011 11:16am
  • Sports

Skyline continues to receive national recognition through polls, and now the Spartans are ready to make their national TV debut.

Skyline (4-0, 7-0), ranked No. 14 nationally in the latest ESPN Rise Fab 50 football rankings, will have its Oct. 30 KingCo Championship contest against Bothell (4-0, 5-2) televised live on ESPNU. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ESPNU is only available to DirecTV satellite subscribers on channel 614.

“ESPN contacted us back in the summer about wanting to show a Skyline game because of our recent success and highly visible players,” SHS athletic director Kevin Rohrich wrote in an e-mail.

Gates for Thursday’s game will open at 3:30 p.m., and tickets will be pre-sold Oct. 27-30 at the Skyline High School bookeeper’s office. According to Rohrich, the amount of tickets to be released is yet to be determined, and students should avoid purchasing tickets during lunchtime.

Skyline, the Crest champion, and Bothell, the Crown champion, are guaranteed state berths. The winner will receive the No. 1 seed from District 2, and the loser will receive the No. 2 seed.

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