ESPNU will televise the Independence-Butler high school football game live nationally at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Memorial Stadium.
The game, a Butler home game, will be the regular-season finale for the rival schools. For the past few seasons, it has been shifted to Memorial Stadium to accommodate a larger crowd.
“I think it will be very exciting for the program,” Independence athletics director Kelly Lewis said. “A lot of players don’t get media attention outside of local newspapers. This will be good for Independence, Butler and CMS (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools).
ESPNU, an affiliate of its parent network ESPN, specializes in college sports and has a fall schedule of high school football telecasts.
Independence’s 94-game winning streak is the longest current in the nation, and second-longest in national history. Butler (1-0) played its rival tough last season, losing 22-7 in the N.C. 4AA playoffs, and 41-31 in the regular season.