SAN ANTONIO, Texas – FOX Sports Southwest, in conjunction with the University Interscholastic League, today announced the return of Texas Football Days during a press conference at the Texas High School Coaches Association’s annual Coaching School and Convention in San Antonio. FSSW’s Texas Football Days, presented by Jack in the Box, will begin Sunday, Aug. 26.
Headlining the week-long gridiron celebration is an exclusive live broadcast of a Texas high school football doubleheader on Friday, Aug. 31. The featured marquee match-ups will be Brock at Brownwood from Gordon Wood Stadium at 5:30 p.m. CT, followed by the rivalry game between Lufkin and Longview from Lobo Stadium at 8:30 p.m. CT.
For the first time, teams involved will be competing to take home a Texas Football Days trophy to commemorate the official start to the 2018 season.
“The goal of Texas Football Days is to celebrate and capture the cultural significance of football in Texas with unique stories that highlight our communities, legends and traditions,” said FOX Sports Southwest Sr. Vice President/General Manager Steve Simpson.
FSSW will deliver a 15-hour Texas high school football broadcast marathon on Friday, Aug. 31 starting at 10:30 a.m. Included is a special edition of Football Friday that will kick off live coverage from Gordon Wood Stadium at 4:30 p.m. CT. Hartigan will host the one-hour show, with legendary coach Ken Purcell and Brad McCoy adding analysis and Sarah Merrifield reporting. Football Friday will lead into coverage of the live doubleheader with game previews, custom features and a look in at gameday activities across the state.
In addition to the two marquee Texas high school football match-ups on Aug. 31, FSSW will deliver live look-ins at 10 games across the state, capturing the local pageantry, fanfare and game updates throughout the night including Gilmer at Atlanta.
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