The NFHS Network’s inaugural sports season is in the books and with it came numerous record setting performances from student-athletes across the nation.
This Saturday, 12 high school football teams will play six games at three separate sites to vie for 2013 Virginia High School League (VHSL) state football championships.
Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will be the setting this Friday and Saturday when 14 football teams vie for seven 2013 Georgia High School Association (GHSA)/Tommy Guillebeau Football State Championships.
At 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 13, Aquinas (13-0) and Calvary Day (11-2) will clash for the GHSA Class A Private state title. Three hours later, Buford (14-0) and Washington County (13-0) will take the field to compete for the Class AAA state championship. The first-day tripleheader will be capped off with an 8:30 p.m. showdown between Tucker (14-0) and Creekside (14-0) in their quest for the Class AAAAA title.
The Dome will be quiet until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 14 when Marion County (12-1) and Charlton County (9-4) will play for the Class A Public championship. At 2:30 p.m., the Class AA state titlist will be determined when Lovett (13-1) and Lamar County (14-0) take to the turf to do gridiron battle. When the smoke clears following the 5:30 p.m. game between Griffin (14-0) and Carrollton (13-1), the Class AAAA state champ will be crowned. The two days of football festivities will wrap up the state’s largest schools when North Gwinnett (13-1) and Norcross (12-2) vie for the Class AAAAAA state championship at 8:30 p.m.
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Despite treacherous weather conditions amongst much of the southeast this past weekend, there were many fantastic finishes to the 2013-2014 football season with some incredible highlights, statistics and celebrations.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was so tripped up on tryptophan that we are a bit behind in recognizing last week’s School of the Week. Hopefully you saw Westwood High School in Blythewood, S.C., featured on the NFHS Network home page.
The program advisor, Lynn Washington, was also traveling last week, but was nice enough to take a moment to share a little bit more about their program. Westwood is a new high school, opening just last year. The School Broadcast Program had their first broadcast in November of 2012 and streams sports in addition to special events and a daily morning news show, The Red Hot Report.
“PlayOn (NFHS Network) has given the students so many opportunities and experiences,” Lynn said. “We have grown in many ways this year and really think our program has as well.”
The School Broadcast Program is part of Westwood’s news and sports broadcasting class and has about 25 students participating. They stream and post the morning news show each day and also post it on the school blog.
“A great story is last year we were broadcasting a boys basketball game and we also tweet – we got one from the high school rep for ESPN that said that he did not who was the girl broadcasting but he would hire her for ESPN in the future.”
Which reminds me – are you following the NFHS Network on Twitter? We’d love to connect with you, share your links and promote your events. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @NFHSNetwork. We’ll follow back and can’t wait to see what interesting events you are covering this year! And don’t forget to tag your behind the scenes photos of your broadcast team in action with #WeAreHighSchool for a chance at being recognized as School of the Week.
You can follow Westwood High School’s School Broadcast Program at @RedHawkTV.
In the state that earned its nickname for the thousands of volunteer soldiers who fought in the War of 1812, 16 high school football teams will similarly battle in the BlueCross Bowl for the right to be called Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) 2013 state champions.
Those highly skilled and accomplished teams will converge December 5-7 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. When the smoke clears in that Tennessee Highlands setting, eight teams will emerge as 2013 TSSAA state titlists.