A landmark 20th year of full game televised coverage resumes next week as Access Sacramento‘s Game of the Week sports broadcasts launches its 2017 Fall schedule.

Play by Play Announcer Will James (Left) and Color Analyst Jim Dimino

The beginning to end broadcasts of high school boys and girls sports resume with play-by-play announcer and producer Will James still calling the action. CIF Hall of Famer and former El Camino High School football coach Jim Dimino joins James, also in his 20th year of providing football color commentary for Game of the Week.

The season opens live Tues. Aug. 29 at 6pm with high school girls volleyball with Cosumnes Oaks visiting El Camino.

A special high school football show, “Hometown Sports Retrospective: 20 Years of High School in Sacramento County,” airs Fri. Sept. 1 at 7pm featuring a retrospective of 20 years of high school football with four in-studio high school coaches and two game officials.

Nine weeks of live Friday night football follows with 16 different teams from across Sacramento County making an appearance in the television schedule starting Sept. 8.

“This coverage really is a gift to the community since the broadcasts are entirely commercial free,” said Gary Martin, Access Sacramento Executive Producer. “With a new high-definition remote broadcast truck and another year of funding from the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission, we’re set for the best looking broadcasts ever.”

Games are seen live on Comcast or Consolidated Communications Cable channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse channel 14 and is streamed from both AccessSacramento.org and the NFHS Network. Friday night football replays are scheduled after each broadcast on Sat. at 11am and the following Tuesday at 7pm.

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Game of the Week broadcasts that began in 1996. One year was cancelled midway by a reduction in funding.

Previews of the upcoming contests and video highlights after the games will be provided from Access Sacramento’s news blog website AccessLocal.TV.

Same day and in-broadcast instant updates are available from Game of the Week on Twitter @SacGOTW.

2017 Schedule:

High School Girls Volleyball (6 p.m.) 

Aug. 29           Pleasant Grove at El Camino

High School Football (7 p.m.) 

Sept. 1            2017 Football Preview Show

Sept. 8            Grant at Capital Christian

Sept. 15          Folsom vs. Sacramento

Sept. 22          Foothill at Cordova

Sept. 29          Roseville at Cosumnes Oaks

Oct. 6              Monterey Trail vs. Franklin

Oct. 13            Jesuit at Sheldon

Oct. 20            Antelope at Del Campo

Oct. 27            Elk Grove vs. Franklin

Nov. 3             Whitney at Antelope

Three rounds of high school football playoffs are anticipated with coverage on Nov. 10, 17 and 24.


For more information:  

Gary Martin

Access Sacramento Executive Director

(916) 456-8600 Ext. 100