It will be the first game in the sports channel's history featuring an all-deaf school, ESPN has announced. On Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET), California School for the Deaf’s football team will take on Woodland Christian as part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Showcase.
“This is a game that we’re all really excited about,” ESPN Director of Programming and Acquisitions Brent Colborne said. “It will be unique in terms of how fans are going to view this game and how our production team is going to handle it.”
ESPN got the idea to televise the game after last year’s E:60 special Silent Night Lights, which profiled California School for the Deaf.
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