Thursday, July 28, 2011

Metro Spirit 7-28

I have some exciting football news for the CSRA. Now, I know you don’t live underneath a rock or anything, so me telling you that the NFL ended their lockout this week, is, well, stale news at this point. Hooray! Somehow they figured out a way for an $8 billion dollar business model to work for both sides!

I digress.

Finally relieved of the hysteria that commandeered my Twitter feed for the past five months, I am grateful they reached an agreement.

And while we all hope that the Falcons soar on Sundays, we’ve been blessed with some appointment watching on Thursday nights, thanks to WJBF-TV.

They have come up with not only the idea of airing a live broadcast of an area high school football game each week, they also got the game moved to an exclusive Thursday night time slot at 7:00 PM on their digital channel 6.2 (Knology/Atlantic Broadband 248 or Comcast 380), so you wont miss any Football Friday night action. It’s called Chevy Game Night Live, and I, alongside my esteemed colleague Ashley Brown of WGAC, will provide play-by-play and color commentary for the broadcast, and there will also be a sideline reporter for the game as well.

I think I speak for everyone involved in being overwhelmingly grateful for this groundbreaking opportunity. The goal for all involved is to get exposure to the abundance of talent we have in the CSRA and WJBF (Channel 6) is raising that bar to heights unseen. Without further ado, here is the 11-week schedule.

Chevy Game Night Live schedule

Aug. 18: Grovetown at Greenbrier

Coach Holder takes on his old school in a great match-up to begin the season.

Aug. 25: Strom Thurmond at Laney

A quarterback battle with stat-stuffers Leo Myers of Laney hosting Raleigh Yeldell and the Fighting Rebels.

Sept. 1: McCormick at Lincoln County

Larry Campbell has 8 straight 10+ win seasons in a row. McCormick would love nothing more than to cross the river and steal one from the winningest high school football coach in Georgia history.

Sept. 8: North Augusta at Lakeside

Mark Weidenaar, Lakeside quarterback, who is an outstanding athlete, is coming off a season-ending knee injury suffered a year ago to takeover for the graduated Ben Wilson and lead the Panthers this year.

Sept. 15: Harlem at Butler

Jimmie Lewis and Co. head to Butler to take on Ashley Harden and his group of rejuvenated Bulldogs.

Sept. 22: Glenn Hills at Josey

Last year this was a hard fought battle for the victorious Josey Eagles, who won 18-14.

Sept. 29: ARC at Thomson

ARC went on to win five straight after last years loss to Thomson, will they walk out of the Brickyard with a win this year?

Oct. 6: Greenbrier at Evans

Big game for Thomas Brown and the Wolfpack as they play Lakeside the previous Friday, and travel to Evans on the short week of rest.

Oct. 13: Orangeburg Prep at Augusta Christian

Augusta Christian is anxious to show that their talent is a force to be reckoned with in the CSRA, but will Orangeburg Prep step up to the plate and agree on the scheduling?

Oct. 20: Fox Creek at Williston Elko

Williston-Elko’s Kendric Salley vs. Fox Creek’s Marty Williams. The scoreboard might explode if those two are on.

Oct. 27: Wash-Wilkes at Aquinas

Revenge game for Aquinas as this is the one they let slip through their fingers, and with the loss to Warren County the following week, propelled the Tigers to the playoffs last year instead of the Irish.

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