Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or [email protected]

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sept. 11 –  The final regular-season meeting of Lapeer East and Lapeer West High Schools on the gridiron highlights the slate of games in Week Three of MHSAA Football Friday Overtime at Midnight on FOX Sports Detroit.

Lapeer High School split into East and West beginning with 1975-76 school year, and will return to a single school next Fall.  West won the first meeting of the two schools in 1975, 40-0; has won the last two meetings and owns a 28-10 advantage in the all-time series.

Mickey York and Rob Rubick return to host the weekly 30-minute highlights show.  The program reairs on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday (Sept. 15) at 9 a.m.

In addition to the East-West finale and games being covered by School Broadcast Program members, the following contests are also scheduled to be highlighted this week on Football Friday Overtime:

  • Detroit Loyola at Detroit Country Day
  • Ferndale at Birmingham Groves
  • North Farmington at Birmingham Seaholm
  • Dearborn Heights Annapolis at Garden City
  • Westland John Glenn at Livonia Franklin
  • Roseville at Warren Mott
  • Warren Woods-Tower at Madison Heights Madison

The new school year brings with a return to weekly packages of highlights produced by schools in the MHSAA’s School Broadcast Program.

The School Broadcast Program gives member schools an opportunity to create video programming, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, and graphics; using the software provided by PlayOn! Sports.  The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.   As many as 60 MHSAA member schools annually participate in the program, which is in its fifth year.

This week’s package of School Broadcast Program Highlights from the week of Sept. 3 includes the following events:

Here’s the schedule of School Broadcast Program members planning to cover Week Three football games, some of which will be available at MHSAA.tv shortly after each game’s conclusion (all games Friday):

In the coming days, these events will be covered in other sports:

Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.

The network for the weekly radio commentary MHSAA Perspective – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – has now grown to a total of 81 radio stations (76)  and audio webcast sites (5) across the state, generally during the local broadcasts of high school games.  The program runs for 30 weeks through the end of the winter sports season.  MHSAA Perspective can also be accessed from the home page of the MHSAA Website.  Visit the MHSAA Perspective page of the MHSAA Website for a complete list of network affiliates.

This week’s MHSAA Perspective is titled The Reality of TV - Part One, talking about how there’s no educationally sound reason for nationally televised high school athletic events, and how one network has finally admitted to covering games for the value of showcasing college recruits as opposed to highlighting the local value of high school sports to schools and communities and the values they teach.


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