Thursday Night Football on TV

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

Enter your comments here

Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.

youcantstopkeith

June 1st, 2011
1:52 pm

Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.
Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

Enter your comments here

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.
Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

Enter your comments here

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.
Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t
Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.
Prep Zone: High School Sports
Thursday Night Football on TV

6:00 am May 18, 2011, by AJC Sports

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

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Jackie Moon

May 18th, 2011
8:00 am

The games are not live. They take normal commercial breaks. The game is over at the site before it is on tv. CSS does it right and takes short breaks and does a live game.

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Oh Really

May 18th, 2011
2:10 pm

South Gwinnett vs. MLK should be a shootout!!! Last year the score was 44-41 in favor of South Gwinnett and I’m sure the same will be expected this time around. Can’t wait. Props to WSB/TV for getting these games on tv

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BcS2010

May 18th, 2011
2:33 pm

i hope southwest dekalb vs tucker will be a good game

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Football Fan

May 18th, 2011
5:50 pm

It says in the article the games will air live. They aired live last year on the 2.2 the replayed on channel two later that night.

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Directions

May 18th, 2011
8:23 pm

The games will be LIVE on Thursday nights until the playoffs.

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Just Wonder

May 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

HMMMMM! I wonder why… Sandy Creek or Buford(weak late schedule), Calhoun,Flowery Branch,Stephenson,St.Pius(probably AAA champion… ova SCHS) would have been better choices. Some weak game… but at least WSB is pathfinder with thursday night game. It will
be rough going against some good college game.

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Will Jones

May 19th, 2011
9:55 am

Glad to see Clayton co get some love. Going to be curious thing to see N Clayton this year after loading there head coach. Still keeping hope alive one day my Forest Park Panthers to get back on track. I think if we could keep a coach for more than two years and keep our city talent from transfering we would do great. Go Panthers !!!

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Bud From Tucker

May 19th, 2011
1:23 pm

Enter your comments here

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Geraldine Hurst

May 19th, 2011
1:28 pm

You’ve got to be kidding me. Michelle Carvell on TV now. Isn’t his weak writing skills enough for us to bare? Hope you have the bleep button ready for all the mistakes he is going to make.

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Oh Really

May 20th, 2011
9:53 am

I hope that Soutwest Dekalb vs. Tucker isn’t a massacre like it was last year. I can only hope that Buck has his guys ready to play this year because they got blasted by Tucker last year.

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iTiSi

May 23rd, 2011
4:16 pm

They could just call it “The North GA TV Network” and be done with it. There is enough bias and favoritism with the “you-know-who newspaper” without this partiality and self-promoting of only Atlanta area high schools. Now with this extra exposure we can surely look for 12 Atlanta teams in the top 10, especially in the top classifications. (I know, I know, it’s hard to put 12 teams in the top 10 but trust me they will find a way, you know, 1A and 1B,2A and 2B, etc.) When it comes to high school football in GA, South GA is nothing more than a step-child!!! That, by the way, for clarification is anything below Macon.

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Fred

May 24th, 2011
8:07 am

@iTiSi, It is an Atlanta station whose signal doesn’t reach south Ga. I don’t know too many advertisers that want to spend money on commercials that almost no one will watch. If there were a match-up between an Atlanta school and a south Ga school, that would be something else but logistics and travel policies preclude that. Sometimes, things are what they are without any schemes.

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FridayNightLightsFan

May 24th, 2011
2:01 pm

@iTiSi – I agree with Fred on this one. It’s an Atlanta station not a Georgia Public Broadcasting station. If you go to extremes it would be like complaining that a New York station wasn’t showing Atlanta Falcons games. If you want the South Georgia games shown I suggest that you talk to so stations down there.

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Big Fan

May 25th, 2011
5:42 pm

Will it stream live online?

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iTiSi

May 28th, 2011
8:42 pm

Fred, and FNLF, don’t give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race. give me that crap! An agreement could be easily worked out where some of the S. GA TV stations picked up the games, and if it involved some of the ELITE South GA teams there would be plenty of advertisers. Anybody that doesn’t know what is going on here is blind as a bat !!!! You guys are probably members of the same group who doesn’t think the AJC is a left-leaning media member. Take the blinders off and you might can join the race.

CamdenMark

June 6th, 2011
8:13 pm

To heck with the north.Only one team headed to Ohio to represent the state at the Herbstriet Classic.Camden vs Glenville(Cleveland)Ohio.
5 Sept at noon on ESPN TV,don’t miss it.

CamdenMark

June 6th, 2011
8:15 pm

Notice not a whisper on that from the AJC.

Fitz

June 21st, 2011
3:47 pm

iTiSi I agree with you. This is being shown on WSB-TV which every cable network in the state carries. It could easily include South Ga teams if AJC, GHSA, and WSB-TV cared a hoot about south Georgia football. Half of the games they are showing aren’t worth a darn.

Cedar Grove Football

June 27th, 2011
4:06 pm

I really hope Cedar Grove gets a game on TV this year. They will have one if not the most talented team in the Metro Atlanta Area Hands Down.

Doc

July 7th, 2011
9:08 am

Did you ever think that the South Georgia school’s or the bigger school’s around metro Atlanta might not want to play on a Thursday? It makes for a short week of prep!

Doc

July 7th, 2011
9:09 am

WSB had to convince both school’s involved in the game to move it up a day. If you know a lot of coaches around the state, this probably wasn’t an easy sell.

bigdog58

July 14th, 2011
3:06 pm

What about direct tv subscribers will they be able to get the games

BLACKGOLD

July 30th, 2011
9:47 pm

GO PURP[E HURRICANES , CANEFAN pump it up …havent seen you post anything yet , R U READY ?

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