mcpssTV is gearing up for another year of high school football. The school system’s television network will broadcast live a “Game of the Week” every Friday and other games on Thursdays and Fridays.
The “Game of the Week” will be live on mcpssTV and www.mcpss.com’s “The Wire” at 7 p.m. every Friday of the regular season. mcpssTV is available on Comcast channel 15, AT&T U-verse On Demand channel 99 and via Roku boxes.
Viewers can also watch Thursday’s games on www.mcpss.com’s “The Wire” or WKRG’s digital channel, MeTV.
The first broadcast will be Friday’s game between the Vigor Wolves and the Blount Leopards at 7 p.m. One of Mobile County’s greatest rivalries, the game will be held at Blount High School.
“We believe broadcasting these games is the perfect platform to showcase talent within our school system,” said Quintin Howard, Manager of mcpssTV Network. “Fans will be able to watch the games from anywhere on their computers or devices.”
Live updates and scores of other games throughout the county will be aired during the Friday night “Game of the Week.”
Games will also be posted on mcpssTV’s YouTube page after they are broadcast.
This season will be the third for the mcpssTV Network’s live broadcast of football games.
On-air commentary will be provided by Al Wheaton and former University of Alabama football player Willie Gaston on Thursdays and Tim Finnigan and Howard McCane on Fridays. A sideline reporter is being added for this season.
The mcpssTV Network is serving as the production crew.
“I am very proud of the work we are doing in our mcpssTV Network,” said Rena Philips, Supervisor of Communication and Marketing for Mobile County Public Schools. “We are looking forward to to Friday night football and to spotlighting other things happening in our schools.”
“We also air the annual county spelling bee, HiQ matches, performing arts events, the annual It Starts With Us Awards and more,” she said. “If you haven’t checked out our channel yet, I encourage you to do so.”
Here is a list of each week’s game that mcpssTV will broadcast live:
*Game line-up subject to change
Friday, August 21
Vigor at Blount
Friday, August 28
Murphy at Baker
Thursday, September 3
Jackson vs. Williamson (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, September 4
Citronelle vs. Leflore (Prichard)
Friday, September 11
Theodore vs. Davidson (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, September 18
Greenville at Bryant
Thursday, September 24
Charles Henderson vs. Davidson (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, September 25
Rain at Baker
Thursday, October 1
St. Paul’s vs. Williamson (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, October 2
Davidson vs. Murphy (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, October 9
McGill vs. Davidson (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, October 16
Bryant vs. MGM
Thursday, October 22
Fairhope vs. Murphy (at Ladd-Peebles)
Friday, October 23
Blount vs. Leflore (at Ladd-Peebles)
Thursday, October 29
Saraland at Blount
Friday, October 30
Vigor at MGM
Photo courtesy of al.com
Story written by Kelli Dickson, Communication Assistant for MCPSS