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2011 All-Star Game To Air Live On Detroit Public TV


CONTACT:  Kurt Kosmowski, The Kosmowski Group, for MHSFCA248-345-4360/

Laura Brandt, Detroit Public TV, 248-305-3720 /




Wixom, Mich. (June 14, 2011) – Statewide fans of high school football in Michigan will be able to see high-quality prep gridiron action this summer when the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) televises the 31st East-West All Star Game live from Kelly-Shorts Stadium on the campus of Central Michigan University on Saturday, June 25 at 3:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television.

The game will be the first football game to be broadcast on Detroit Public Television and will feature 88 of the best high school players in the state as selected by a state-wide group of MHSFCA member coaches.  The game will also be broadcast on WCMU, Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting in Mt. Pleasant, and WNMU Public Broadcasting in Marquette.

Veteran sports announcer and talk-show host Matt Shepard will provide play-by-play along with former Detroit Lion Rob Rubick as color analyst, and local radio reporter and blogger Rob Otto will provide sideline interviews and vignettes.

“The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association is extremely pleased to make the telecast of the 31st East-West All Star Game available live on Detroit Public Television to statewide fans of high school football,” said Gus Kapolka, 2011 MHSFCA East-West All Star Game chair. “Summer is typically a dry time of the year for football fans, but on Saturday, June 25 prep football fans, those who follow the local college teams, and football fans in general will be able to see an action-packed game with high-level talent featuring some future collegiate stars.”

As part of the MHSFCA’s efforts to continually raise the quality of the event experience for the players, families and fans, Detroit Public TV was selected to produce and air the game live due to the high quality of the DPTV’s remove production facility and the access for all fans to view the game on public television.

“Detroit Public TV is proud to broadcast this prestigious game live and make it available to our 1.5 million viewers across Southeast Michigan,” said Rich Homberg, president and general manager of Detroit Public Television. “The game will air live on Saturday, June 25th at 3:30 P.M. on DPTV and repeat June 25th at 8 P.M. and June 26th at 7:30 P.M. on DPTV 56.2 (Comcast 287, Brighthouse 155, Charter 432) and we will also be streaming the game live on, making the game available to more people than ever before.”

All Star game tickets are $5 pre-sale, per ticket, and $10 per ticket at the gate on game day. Make checks payable to MHSFCA. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: All-Star Tickets, P.O. Box 98, Taylor, MI 48180, with all ticket orders. Mail orders must be received by June 19. For Will Call tickets, phone calls will be accepted until noon, June 19 at (734) 676-4486.

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