By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director
There will be plenty of live streaming video coverage of the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – on the PrepZone on FoxSportsDetroit.com and MHSAA.tv.
For the sixth straight season, the PrepZone on FOX Sports Detroit will provide live streaming video coverage of four games weekly, available online on the FoxSportsDetroit.com website and for handheld users on FOX Sports GO!
Pre-District games on the PrepZone this Friday (Oct. 28) are:
All PrepZone games will be live at 7 p.m. Fridays the first three weekends of tournament play, and the Semifinal games at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 will be part of a package with MHSAA.tv where all 16 games will be live on the internet. All PrepZone games will be archived on MHSAA.tv.
A number of Football Playoff games will be covered by MHSAA members participating in the School Broadcast Program this week. Here’s the schedule:
Friday – Oct. 28
- Grand Blanc at Davison, 7 p.m.
- Traverse City Central v. Traverse City West @ Thirlby Field, 7 p.m.
Saturday – Oct. 29
Fans can subscribe to MHSAA.tv for $9.95, which will provide a full month of access to live programming on the NFHS Network, including the full schedule of MHSAA Tournaments during the month of November:
- Nov. 5 – Boys Soccer Finals
- Nov. 4-5 – Selected Football Playoff District Finals
- Nov. 11-12 – Selected Football Playoff Regional Finals
- Nov. 17-19 – Girls Volleyball Semifinals & Finals
- Nov. 19 – Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals
- Nov. 19 – Selected Football Playoff Semifinals (12 games)
MHSAA.tv also will offer a free live video stream Nov. 5 of the finish line at the Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway. The stream will include audio commentary from announcers around the course throughout each race.
In its eighth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.
The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
All sporting events – live or delayed - are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online. They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion.
Weekly highlights from games produced by participants in the MHSAA's School Broadcast Program are back for another school year on MHSAA.tv. This week's highlights include football games Detroit Catholic Central vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Manton at Rogers City and Napoleon at Concord.
Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.