FOX Sports Detroit kicks of MHSAA football coverage Friday
Aug 27, 2014 at 11:32a ET
FOX Sports Detroit's coverage of high school football -- which includes a weekly scores-and-highlights show and the eight MHSAA championship games -- kicks off this week.
MHSAA Friday Football Overtime, presented by Arby's, debuts Friday at midnight and will air each week throughout the fall. The 30-minute show will re-air on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and will be archived on FOXSportsDetroit.com.
"We are excited for the opportunity to continue our commitment to Michigan high school football by devoting a variety of linear and digital programming," said Greg Hammaren, senior vice president/general manager of FOX Sports Detroit. "The ability to combine our resources in conjunction with the MHSAA and its member schools will help us deliver content that feeds the passion of fans throughout in the communities we reach throughout the state."
Hosted by Mickey York and Rob Rubick, the show will include:
-- Scores from games throughout the state displayed on a ticker throughout the show.
-- Video highlights from a sampling of games, including the featured game each week
"Friday Football Overtime has done a great job extending the MHSAA's relationship with FOX Sports Detroit beyond its outstanding coverage of our basketball and football finals," said Jack Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. "It's a perfect way for the high school sports fan to get a taste of some of the great games across the state, capping off an evening of prep football after taking in their neighborhood game and watching highlights from their area on the local news."
When playoff time rolls around, FOX Sports Detroit will kick things off with the announcement of the qualifiers and the first-round pairings on the annual Selection Sunday Show on Oct. 26.
For the 17th consecutive year, FOX Sports Detroit will televise the Division 1 through 8 championship games Nov. 28-29 from Ford Field in Detroit.
Additionally, FOXSportsDetroit.com will provide live streaming coverage of 16 early-round playoff games -- four games shown simultaneously each week through the district, regional and semifinal rounds. All of these games will also be archived for on-demand viewing at MHSAA.tv.
"Being the presenting sponsor of the MHSAA Friday Football Overtime Show on FOX Sports Detroit has been a great opportunity for the Arby's brand to align with a community oriented program and engages with viewers throughout the state of Michigan," said Sarah Reading, vice president associate strategic leader, Doner Advertising, the ad agency for Arby's Co-ops. "With nearly 160 restaurants across the state, FOX Sports Detroit provides Arby's the benefit of partnering with Michigan sports programming in an exciting and customizable way that has helped build Arby's brand awareness and relevancy throughout the state."