Stillwater Ponies Kick Off the 2014 Football Season Thursday at Roseville

From the Stillwater Ponies Touchdown Club:

The Ponies get the 2014 football season underway Thursday night at Roseville.

Kickoff is 7 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the game, tune into the live broadcast by KLBB radio.

You can tune in and listen at 1220 AM or on the internet at KLBBradio.com. The season opener at Roseville will NOT be on 1220 AM because of a conflict with the Packers game, but you can listen online.

The Ponies home games will be broadcast LIVE on Valley Access Channels. You can catch the games on Comcast channel 15. They will also be rebroadcast later in the week. Stay tuned for days and times.

Veteran Twin Cities sportscaster Tom Witschen will be the voice of the Ponies for the second year in a row.

Tom, who works for TJ Sports Online, is entering his 40th year of play-by-play. He has broadcast over 4,500 games for five colleges and universities and in 12 different high school conferences in three states over the years. For 15 years, he was the Twin Cities Radio Voice of the Prep Bowl and State High School Hockey and Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments. He was inducted into the Minnesota State High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2007. Received the Mike Augustin Award trom the MIAC in 2013.

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Tom says he’s looking forward to behind behind the mic at our games, “I am excited to be asked back for another year of calling Pony Football. The experience of calling High School Football on a Friday night never gets old. I like the caliber and level of play in the Suburban East. I hope the Ponies have a very successful season.”

The Ponies open the season on the road at Roseville, and close hosting Mounds View.

The home opener is Friday, Sept. 5 against St. Paul Central.The last time the Ponies took on the Minutemen was in 1930.

Missing from this year’s schedule is Hastings, who is no longer in the Suburban East Conference, and East Ridge, who was dropped from Stillwater’s schedule to accommodate the nine teams remaining in the SEC.

Cretin-Derham Hall will make the trip to Pony Stadium for the 2014 Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 3.

Here’s the 2014 schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 28 at Roseville
  • Friday, Sept. 5 St. Paul Central (Parent Night)
  • Friday, Sept. 12 at Forest Lake
  • Friday, Sept. 19  Park (SCVAA Hall of Fame Night)
  • Friday, Sept. 26 at White Bear Lake
  • Friday, Oct. 3 Cretin-Derham Hall (Homecoming)
  • Friday, Oct. 10 at Woodbury
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 Mounds View (Senior Night)

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