Curtis will play under bright lights and television cameras when it travels to Puyallup for its 4A South Puget Sound League showdown Sept. 20.
For the first time, ROOT SPORTS Northwest will air a high school football "Game of the Week" every Thusday during the season in the Tacoma-Seattle area. One of those games is between the two schools at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Click! Cable TV users can find ROOT Sports on Channel 37.
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.
The first "Game of the Week" is scheduled for Thursday, when Gig Harbor faces O'Dea of Seattle. Here is the full schedule:
- August 30: O’Dea at Gig Harbor 7:00 p.m.
- September 6: Federal Way at Emerald Ridge 7:00 p.m.
- September 13: Kings at Arch Bishop 7:30 p.m.
- September 20: Curtis at Puyallup 7:00 p.m.
- September 27: Kentlake at Auburn 7:00 p.m.
- October 4: TBD 7:00 p.m.
- October 11: Rogers at Bethel 7:00 p.m.
- October 18: Lakeside at Seattle Prep 7:00 p.m.
- October 25: Kentwood at Kentlake 7:00 p.m.
New Field at Curtis; Visitors Bleachers Under Construction
The Vikings' first game of the season is 7 p.m., Friday against Emerald Ridge.
Fans who attend might notice a couple of differences in the stadium. First, Curtis has a new field, which replaces the old turf that lasted 12 years. Bright green with a fresh Viking logo at the 50-yard-line - it's enough to make diehard fans cry.
Another thing that's hard to miss is the new visitors' bleacher section that's still under construction. While it might have been nice if they were ready for the opener, it wasn't meant to be.
Athletic Director Terry Jenks says at the latest, the bleachers will be ready when the Vikings host Todd Beamer on Sept. 28.