WSB-TV/Channel 2 and PlayON! Sports in cooperation with the Georgia High School Association announce a new night for exclusive high school football “Game of the Week” coverage.
For the first time, high school football games will be televised live on Thursday nights.
The 12-week regular season schedule features cross-town matchups from 11 counties.
Games will air live on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 2.2, WSB-TV’s second digital channel. Fans can also watch games live on wsbtv.com and watch the rebroadcast Friday nights at 1:06 a.m. on Channel 2.
“We made a great start with last year’s Friday night game telecasts,” said Bill Hoffman, vice president and general manager for Channel 2 WSB-TV. “This year, we’re taking this season to the next level by carving out a special night for these match ups.
“The GHSA, schools, and coaches cleared the logistical challenges involved in moving games to Thursday nights. All involved see the value in increased visibility of their sports programs on this new night,” said Hoffman.
“We appreciate their trust and look forward to making high school football on Thursday nights akin to a little thing called Monday Night Football in the NFL,” he added. WSB-TV 2.2 can be found on the following cable systems:
TV coverage includes Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein, with the play-by-play and Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports reporter Michael Carvell, providing analysis of each game.
Coverage will also include a special halftime show featuring each school’s marching band and interviews with school principals on other areas of excellence.
The partnership between WSB-TV and PlayON! Sports, now in its second year, is part of the GHSA Network, which provides multi-platform distribution of Georgia high school sports content.
DATE THURSDAY NIGHT GAME
8/18 Dacula at Norcross
8/25 SW Dekalb at Tucker
9/1 South Gwinnett at ML King
9/8 Lovejoy at North Clayton
9/15 Heritage at Rockdale County
9/22 East Paulding at North Paulding
9/29 Milton at Centennial
10/6 SW Dekalb at Dunwoody
10/13 Sprayberry at Pope
10/20 Dutchtown at Griffin
10/27 Chattahoochee at South Forsyth
11/3 Etowah at Lassiter
11/11 Friday night Playoff Round 1
11/18 Friday night Playoff Round 2
11/25 Friday night Quarter Finals
12/2 Friday night Semi Finals
Comcast 248- Metro Atlanta, Calhoun, Rome
Charter 127- Metro Atlanta, Athens
Windstream 871- Dahlonega, Hiawassee, Cornelia, Commerce
ETC 190- Ellijay, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer & Fannin counties
Plantation 601- Green and Putnam Counties
Knology 168- West Point