Gilman football

Gilman coach Biff Poggi has scheduled an imposing pre-conference slate of games for his Greyhounds this season, beginning with a trip to Cincinnati to meet Archbishop Moeller on Aug. 26. (Baltimore Sun file photo/2011 / October 7, 2011)

Gilman's season-opening football game against Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio) on Sunday, August 26, will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed live on ESPN3 as part of the third annual ESPN High School Football Kickoff. Game time is 7 p.m. The game will be played at Kings High School outside Cincinnati.

The game will be the last of 13 ESPN network games played over three days featuring 12 defending state champions. The Greyhounds, who will be appearing on an ESPN network for the first time, are the defending Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference champions.

The ESPN3 live stream of the game will be available at no cost to fans who receive ESPN as part of their TV subscription from Bright House Networks, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS TV.

The Gilman-Moeller matchup is also part of the 15th Annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown, which includes 42 schools playing 21 games in a 10-day span to open up the prep football season in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Tickets for the game are available online here and will also be available in the Gilman School athletics office. Online tickets carry a $1 per ticket service fee and will be mailed to the purchaser beginning July 16.

Archbishop Moeller has won seven Ohio state championships in football. The school is the alma mater of future Hall of Fame baseball playersKen Griffey, Jr., and Barry Larkin as well as Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner.

The Crusaders went 9-3 last season, falling to archrival St. Xavier in the playoffs to conclude the 2011 campaign.

The Greyhounds (10-1) won the first-ever MIAA A Conference championship game, defeating Calvert Hall, 34-32, in overtime at Johnny Unitas Stadium last November.