CIF-SS and KDOC-TV expand partnership on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ‘Game of the Week’

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The Rancho Christian High School boys’ basketball team can be seen on KDOC-TV as one of the many Amtrak Pacific Surfliner “Games of the Week” in the coming months. Valley News/David Canales photo

The California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section and KDOC-TV, channel 56, announced the expansion of the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Game of the Week on KDOC-TV. In the first year, the Pacific Surfliner Game of the Week featured 10 basketball games, eight games were CIF-SS matchups. This year KDOC-TV will telecast 20 basketball games and will feature 16 CIF-SS matchups.

The extended broadcast agreement provides CIF-SS member schools with a platform to showcase their athletic talent through the 2021-2022 season. CIF-SS schools feature the No. 1 player in the country as ranked by ESPN as well as five of the top 25 schools in the nation.

“I want to thank KDOC and general manager Jack Peck their continued support of the CIF Southern Section,” Rob Wigod, commissioner of athletics for CIF-SS, said. “We are so appreciative of their efforts in helping showcase the outstanding product that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing more great games on KDOC this year.”

“We are excited to once again partner with the CIF Southern Section to bring incredible high school basketball to the 5.2-plus million homes in the Los Angeles TV market. Last year was hugely successful and this years’ games will be can’t miss TV,” Peck said. “The talent is getting better every year, and this years’ schedule will allow us to showcase even more of it. We’d like to thank our returning tittle sponsor, Pacific Surfliner, as well as our presenting sponsors, In-n-Out and Wingstop for making this possible.”

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner “Game of the Week” schedule (subject to change):

12/27/2019 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – Damien Classic Quarter Final (CIF-SS)

12/27/2019 – Friday 9 p.m. – Damien Classic Quarter Final (CIF-SS)

12/28/2019 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Damien Classic Semi Finals (CIF-SS)

12/28/2019 – Saturday 9 p.m. – Damien Classic Semi Finals (CIF-SS)

1/4/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Mayfair vs. Rancho Christian (CIF-SS)

1/10/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – J Serra vs. St. John Bosco (CIF-SS)

1/11/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Sierra Canyon vs. Rancho Christian (CIF-SS)

1/17/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco (CIF-SS)

1/25/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Whitney Young vs. Mater Dei (CIF-SS)

1/25/2020 – Saturday 9 p.m. – Gonzaga vs. Rancho Christian (CIF-SS)

1/31/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – Sierra Canyon vs. Brentwood (CIF-SS)

2/7/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – Chino Hills vs. Etiwanda (CIF-SS)

2/14/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – CIF-SS Playoffs

2/15/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – CIF-SS Playoffs

2/21/2020 – Friday 7:30 p.m. – CIF-SS Playoffs

2/22/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – CIF-SS Playoffs

2/29/2020 – Saturday 7:30 p.m. – LA City Section Championship

The CIF Southern Section is comprised of 569-member schools and is one section in the 10-section California Interscholastic Federation, the largest state association in the country. KDOC-TV, Channel 56, is an independent television station licensed to Anaheim and serves the Los Angeles television market. The station is carried by all cable and satellite operators and is available to more than 5.3 million households in the Los Angeles designated market area. For information on how to watch KDOC-TV, visit www.KDOC.TV. The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner travels along a 351-mile coastal rail route through San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, serving 27 stations. It is the busiest state-supported intercity passenger rail route in the United States with 24 daily trains and annual ridership of nearly 3 million. To learn more and plan a trip, visit www.pacificsurfliner.com.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.