Class 3 showdown on TWC Sports Channel

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: August 27, 2015 - 10:26 AM



The season is underway and the first Time Warner Cable Sports Channel Varsity Showcase Thursday game takes place tonight at O’Hara as the Celtics host defending Missouri Class 3 champ Oak Grove.

This is a rematch of a regular season game won last year by O’Hara. The Celtics were led by the strong play of quarterback Michael Briggs to earn a 31-24 win.

Briggs is gone along with Oak Grove’s Fontana Award winning tailback Aaron Graham but there are still plenty of talented players on these two 1-0 teams. Oak Grove plugged in sophomore running back Kenton Wilhoit who finished with 244 and four touchdowns on just eight carries as the Panthers rolled past Holden 55-0.

O’Hara earned a tough 20-14 win over Richmond led by their defense. The Celtics picked off three passes and recovered three fumbles holding the Spartans to just 185 yards of total offense. This week O’Hara will be tested mostly on the ground as Oak Grove threw only five passes a week ago.

This week’s game will air live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel with Brad Porter and PrepsKC’s Dion Clisso on the call. Tune in for all the action live at 7 p.m. To watch the game consult the following channels:

Time Warner Cable channels 30, 323

Comcast Cable Kansas channels 68, 258, 913 HD

Comcast Cable Missouri channels 44, 258, 913 HD

WOW! Lawrence, KS channels 37, 226 HD