April 17, 2015

Football game between Helias Catholic and Nixa moved to Saturday. ESPNU forced to call off their broadcast

Helias Catholic in action during the 2013 season.

Helias Catholic in action during the 2013 season.

Helias Catholic-Jefferson City was set to kick off their 2014 high school football season with a home game against Nixa on Sunday.  The schools agreed to play on Sunday back in May with the guarantee that ESPNU would broadcast the game.

The game was scheduled to kick off at 3:30 on Sunday, but there were concerns about extreme heat in the forecast, and the game has been moved to Saturday evening.  That provides a conflict for ESPNU.

Their television crew is handling the Chiefs preseason game on Saturday and the network does not have time to get another crew in place.

Listen to comments from Helias’ Director of Activities, Brad Dempsey


Listen to comment from Nixa’s Director of Activities, Brandon Clark

Helias and Nixa will now play Saturday evening at 8 p.m.
Read the press release sent out by Nixa to their fans.

Read the press release sent out by Helias to their fans.  HC vs Nixa FB Press Release