McKINNEY, Texas—Thirteen regular-season high school football games featuring McKinney ISD schools are scheduled to be broadcast during the 2015 season, 97.5 KLAK-FM and MISD announced this week. The agreement marks the 12th consecutive season that KLAK and MISD have presented Game of the Week broadcasts.
The schedule kicks off with back-to-back broadcasts in the first week of the 2015 season. On Thursday, Aug. 27, McKinney Boyd hosts Mesquite Horn in a clash of two 6A state playoff teams from a year ago. The following night, Aug. 28, McKinney North hosts Carrollton Newman Smith in the season opener for both teams.
Other games of note include the 6-6A showdown between Plano East and McKinney Boyd on Oct. 2, the annual Crosstown Showdown between McKinney and McKinney North on Oct. 16, and Lovejoy vs. McKinney in the regular-season finale on Nov. 6.
“McKinney ISD athletics is proud to begin another school year with KLAK 97.5 as its partner,” said Shawn Pratt, McKinney ISD athletic director. “KLAK continues to be an important part of the overall success and exposure of student athletes. We have an exciting season in front of us with three teams that expect to be in the playoffs. The players have been working since last December to make this fall special.”
Veteran broadcaster John Hendry will again handle play-by-play duties, while former McKinney coach Will Hodges returns for his seventh season as color analyst. Hendry previously has been a part of radio broadcasts for Ennis, Highland Park, and Denton Ryan football, and has won the Texas Associated Press award for Best Sportscast seven times. Hodges worked as part of the coaching staff at McKinney High School from 1983 to 1994 and as an athletic administrator in MISD for eight additional seasons.
“We’re fortunate to have such a great partner in McKinney ISD and can’t wait for another season of exceptional high school football on KLAK,” station manager David Smith said. “97.5 KLAK is proud to once again have the opportunity to bring the excitement of McKinney ISD football to our listening and online audiences this season. We’ll also have some featured games available on our video stream at 975klak.com and a fun and festive tailgate party before each game broadcast at Ron Poe Stadium.”
Broadcasts of the MISD Game of the Week also can be heard online at 975klak.com and via the KLAK-FM smartphone application.
Here is the complete regular-season broadcast schedule for football:
Aug. 27: Mesquite Horn vs. McKinney Boyd
Aug. 28: Carrollton Newman Smith vs. McKinney North
Sept. 4: Frisco Liberty vs. McKinney
Sept. 11: Richardson J.J. Pearce vs. McKinney North
Sept. 18: Flower Mound vs. McKinney Boyd
Sept. 25: Wylie vs. McKinney
Oct. 1: Prosper vs. McKinney North
Oct. 2: Plano East vs. McKinney Boyd
Oct. 9: Sherman vs. McKinney
Oct. 16: McKinney vs. McKinney North
Oct. 23: Flower Mound Marcus vs. McKinney Boyd
Oct. 30: Sherman vs. McKinney North
Nov. 6: Lovejoy vs. McKinney
McKinney ISD Press Release