‘Twenty Games for Twenty Years’ to Air
By Kate Robbins
Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise
LEOMINSTER -- The weather has begun to turn, and the crisp air of autumn is right around the corner.
For many local sports fans, that resonant shift of the seasons from summer into fall means one thing, and one thing only: the beginning of the high school football season.
This fall football season marks the 20th year of coverage of Leominster High School football on LeominsterTV, and to celebrate this landmark anniversary LTV will be opening its extensive archive to re-release a series of special programming to commemorate the television broadcast history of Leominster High football from 1999-2017. From the earliest days in the broadcast booth, when digital media was merely a dream, to today’s age of drones, replay, and live, on-site coverage, we take you back for a look at “Twenty Games for Twenty Years.”
Beginning Tuesday, the LeominsterTV Education Channel (Verizon Channel 32, Comcast Channel 9) will premiere a series of flashbacks to the past, with exciting games from the last 20 years of coverage.
For more than two months, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. a newly restored full game from the archive will be aired to commemorate a year of coverage, and with any luck bring back some fond memories for the families, friends, and alumni of the city, Leominster High School, and the city’s storied high school football program.
Aug. 28: Leominster vs. Algonquin (2017)
Aug. 30: Leominster vs. Shepherd Hill (2016)
Sept. 4: Leominster vs. Wachusett (2015)
Sept. 6: Leominster vs. Fitchburg (playoff game) (2014)
Sept. 11: Leominster vs. St. John’s (2013)
Sept. 13: Leominster vs. St. John’s (Super Bowl) (2012)
Sept. 18: Leominster vs. Fitchburg (playoff game) (2011)
Sept. 20: Leominster vs. Doherty (2010)
Sept. 25: Leominster vs. Holy Name (2009)
Sept. 27: Leominster vs. North Middlesex (2008)
Oct. 2: Leominster vs. Nashoba (2007)
Oct. 4: Leominster vs. Algonquin (2006)
Oct. 9: Leominster vs. Wachusett (2005)
Oct. 11: Leominster vs. Brockton (2004)
Oct. 16: Leominster vs. Everett (2003)
Oct. 18: Leominster vs. Minnechaug (Super Bowl) (2002)
Oct. 23rd: Leominster vs. St. John’s (2002)
Oct. 25: Leominster vs. Brockton (2001)
Oct. 30: Leominster vs. Whitman-Hanson (2000)
Nov. 1: Leominster vs. St. John’s (1999)