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BRIEF: Briefs: Root Sports will televise Sept. 6 Federal Way-Emerald Ridge football game

The Federal Way Eagles football team will get a little exposure next week. The defending South Puget Sound League South Division champion Eagles will play in front of a television audience Thursday night. Federal Way’s second game of the season against the Emerald Ridge Jaguars will be broadcast on Root Sports Northwest. The game, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, will start at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The Federal Way-Emerald Ridge game will be one of nine televised on Root Sports this year. The slate of games will be known as the Root Sports High School Football “Game of the Week” and will include teams from throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area. Games will air on Thursdays at 7 p.m. 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, who is a 1991 graduate of Decatur High School.

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.

Stiles played quarterback at Decatur before moving on to Western Washington University.

 

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