Radio, TV coverage scheduled
Thanks to First NBC Bank and WGSO 990 AM radio, high school football fans will enjoy another season filled with colorful play-by-play broadcasts of more than two dozen local games.
Ashton Ryan, First NBC president and chief executive officer, will sponsor 10 telecasts of prep games on WHNO-TV 20, beginning with the webcast of the season-opener between John Ehret and Riverside on Sept. 2. Sportsnola.com will offer a live stream at 7 p.m., to be followed by the telecast on WHNO Sept. 3 at noon.
In the early weeks of the season, four local Catholic schools will be featured: De La Salle vs. Hancock, Mississippi, on Sept. 9 (live stream) and Sept. 10 (televised); Brother Martin vs. Karr on Sept. 15; and the traditional Jesuit vs. Holy Cross game on Sept. 30.
And for the 15th consecutive year, WGSO and WGSO.com have a busy weekend schedule that features 14 regular-season games.
The schedule kicks off with the four-team West Bank Optimists Jamboree on Aug. 26 that features West Jefferson, Helen Cox, Higgins and Thomas Jefferson. It will air at 5:30 p.m.
The radio schedule follows. All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
➤ Brother Martin vs. Karr, Sept. 15.
➤ Archbishop Rummel vs. Wayne County (Mississippi), Sept. 17.
➤ John Ehret vs. East Jefferson, Sept. 22.
➤ Holy Cross vs. Archbishop Shaw, Sept. 24.
➤ Brother Martin vs. St. Augustine, Oct. 1, WGSO.
➤ Archbishops Rummel vs. Shaw, Oct. 1, WRBH, 88.3 FM.
➤ St. Augustine vs. Archbishop Shaw, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.
➤ John Ehret vs. Landry-Walker, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
➤ De La Salle vs. Clark, Oct. 13.
➤ Archbishop Rummel vs. Jesuit, Oct. 15.
➤ Jesuit vs. Archbishop Shaw, Oct. 22.
➤ De La Salle vs. Sci Academy, Oct. 27.
➤ Brother Martin vs. Archbishop Shaw, Oct. 29, 2 p.m.
➤ Archbishop Rummel vs. John Curtis, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
➤ John Curtis vs. Archbishop Shaw, Nov. 3.
WGSO sports director Ken Trahan will call the play-by-play for most of the games.