TSSAA Football Championships To Be Televised

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sixteen of the best high school football teams in Tennessee will take the field December 1 – 3 in the 2011 BlueCross Bowl, the TSSAA’s Football state championships in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The TSSAA Network has partnered with the seven Tennessee Public Television Council stations to broadcast all the championship action LIVE throughout the state. The games will also be streamed LIVE on ESPN3 and archived for on demand viewing at www.TSSANetwork.com.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to broadcast all eight of our football championships to every home in Tennessee through the Tennessee Public Television stations, and to make the games available to fans worldwide through ESPN3 and TSSAAnetwork.com,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director for TSSAA. “This is an amazing opportunity for the participating high schools, athletes, and the TSSAA.”

The TSSAA Network is a partnership between the TSSAA and PlayOn! Sports that features live and on-demand coverage of high school sports in Tennessee across television and the Internet.

The TSSAAnetwork.com video portal is one component of the partnership and gives fans access, at no charge, to a wide variety of events including the recent TSSAA Girls’ Volleyball and Soccer Championships, as well as the Cheer & Dance Championships.

“Television and Internet coverage allows fans of Tennessee high school sports greater access to these events and will create lasting memories for the participants and their families,” said David Rudolph, President and CEO of PlayOn! Sports. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Tennessee Public Television Council stations and the TSSAA to present these exciting championships games.”

All football state championship games will broadcast LIVE from Tennessee Tech University on the seven Tennessee Public Television Council stations, including Chattanooga, Cookeville, Martin/Jackson, Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. The stations and over-the-air broadcast channel numbers are provided below, but check local listings for the channel number on your cable or satellite provider.

WTCI–TV Chattanooga | Channel 45
WCTE–TV Cookeville | Channel 22
WLJT–TV Martin/Jackson | Channel 11
WETP–TV Tri-Cities | Channel 2
WKOP–TV Knoxville | Channel 15
WKNO–TV Memphis | Channel 10
WNPT–TV Nashville | Channel 8

The matchups and broadcast times for the 2011 BlueCross Bowl are:

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
Division II, Class A 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET St. George’s Independent School (10-3) vs. University School of Jackson (11-1)

Division II, Class AA 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET Ensworth School (11-1) vs. Baylor School (11-1)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
Division I, Class 1A 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET South Pittsburg High School (13-1) vs. Wayne County High School (13-1)

Division I, Class 3A 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET Milan High School (13-1) vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville (12-2)

Division I, Class 5A 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET Henry County High School (14-0) vs. Powell High School (14-0)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011
Division I, Class 2A 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET Dresden High School (12-2) vs. Friendship Christian School (11-3)

Division I, Class 4A 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET Maplewood High School (12-3) vs. Greeneville High School (13-1)

Division I, Class 6A 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET Whitehaven High School (14-0) vs. Maryville High School (14-0)

The 2011 BlueCross Bowl championship games are presented by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Tech University and the TSSAA Network.


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