MSG Varsity kicks off its junior year with 11 football games this weekend, highlighted by a live matchup between national powers New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep and California's Mission Viejo, which also will be distributed to Cox Communications systems in the Golden State.
Cablevision's high school sports service, which serves four geographic areas within the New York DMA, begins its football coverage with a pair of live games on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. (ET): State College (Penn.) visiting St. Anthony's High School will be available to the MSO's subscribers in New Jersey, Long Island and New York City, while those in Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley will see Rye visiting Somers.
Former New York Giants Amani Toomer and Roman Oben will make their debut appearances as color analysts during these games -- the former covering St. Anthony's-State College and the latter the Rye-Somers game.
The following day MSG Varsity will present the matchup of No. 1 Don Bosco hosting Mission Viejo to all four of its regions at 7 p.m. MSG Varsity, sharing content for the first time with Cox, will also make the feed available to Cox 3 in Orange County.
The Comcast Network will also show this marquee matchup on Sept. 10 at 10:30 p.m., as well as encore the State College-St. Anthony's on Sept. 13 at 10:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia market. The Comcast Network is scheduled to carry select MSG Varsity game during the balance of the season.
MSG Varsity, which is continuing to negotiate with New York City's Public School Athletic League for game rights in the Big Apple, will also replay eight other contests around its service area on Sept. 12-14.
The following is the network's complete opening weekend football schedule:
Game Date Airdate & Time MSGV Regions
State College @ St. Anthony's HS (9/9) 9/9, Live @ 7 p.m. New Jersey/Long Island/New York City
Rye @ Somers HS (9/9) 9/9, Live @ p.m. Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley
Mission Viejo @ Don Bosco Prep (9/10) 9/10, Live @ 7:00 p.m. All Regions
Bellport @ Comsewogue (9/10) 9/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Long Island
Xaverian @ Monroe-Woodbury (9/10) 9/12 @ 7:30 p.m. Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley/NYC
Bronxville @ Dobbs Ferry (9/10) 9/13 @ 4:00 p.m. Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley
Iona Prep @ Poly Prep (9/10) 9/13 @ 4:00 p.m. New York City
Wayne Hills @ Hackensack (9/9) 9/13 @ 4:00 p.m. New Jersey
Fox Lane @ New Rochelle (9/10) 9/14 @ 4:00 p.m. Connecticut/Westchester/Hudson Valley/NYC
Hicksville @ Hempstead (9/10) 9/14 @ 4:00 p.m. Long Island
Matawan @ Freehold Boro (9/10) 9/14 @ 4:00 p.m. New Jersey