Grizz fans must pay to watch semis from home
The OSAA Class 5A semifinal football game between Ashland and Wilsonville on Saturday will be available to watch online via a live video stream, but not for free, the Ashland Football Club announced Tuesday.
Live streaming video will only be available through the OSAA's streaming partner, the NFHS Network, and will cost $9.95 to gain access. A link to the live stream will be available at osaa.org.
Live stats will be available for free, but whether that service will be anchored at ashlandfootballclub.com or osaa.org has yet to be determined.
The Ashland-Wilsonville game will be the second half of a 5A semifinal doubleheader at Mel Ingram Field in Grants Pass. Second-seeded Crater and sixth-seeded Summit will kickoff at noon, and fifth-seeded Ashland will play ninth-seeded Wilsonville under the lights at 5 p.m.
The winners will play for the state championship the following week at a site to be determined. OSAA executive director Tom Welter told the Oregonian that if Crater and Ashland both win, the likely sites for the championship game are Mel Ingram Field, Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford and Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
The Grizzlies are coming off a 35-27 win over Midwestern League rival Springfield, while Wilsonville upset top-seeded Liberty 24-21.
Southern Oregon University's first-round NAIA playoff match against La Sierra (Calif.) on Saturday will begin at 9 p.m. at Riehm Arena, SOU announced Tuesday.
La Sierra is affiliated with Seventh-day Adventist and could not play the match after sundown Friday or before sundown Saturday.
Tickets, which are available now at souraiders.com/tickets, cost $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission, $4 for general admission seniors and non-SOU students and free for SOU students and kids 12-and-under.
The match will also be available to watch online via a live stream at souraiders.com/live.
SOU earned an at-large bid to nationals, while La Sierra won the California Pacific Conference tournament to advance.