Football is here… huh say what, yes Spring/Summer football is in the air and that means Total Sports Coverage will be on the scene around the region to get you up to speed on what to look for in the high school ranks this upcoming season and who can claim bragging rights in the minor league ranks.
High School Football Spring practices are underway in the region and some have completed their spring practices and games but the groundwork is being laid for a 2012 season in which many goals will be chased. The summer is coming and that means plenty of teams will be attending summer camps and 7-on-7 tournaments looking to get that edge before the fall comes when it comes time to compete for state championships and land scholarship offers.
The North Gwinnett Bulldogs, Valdosta Wildcats, Bruswick Pirates, Lakeside-Evans Panthers and Jefferson County Warriors are the Georgia schools that will be competing in the Palmetto State (SC) Showdown hosted by Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC in June. Byrnes won the Class 4A D-I State Championship this past season defeating nationally ranked Gaffney at Clemson Memorial Stadium in December 2011 and is a nationally known program on the high school ranks.
Brunswick won the Palmetto State Showdown passing tournament in 2011 however did not make the Georgia Class 4A playoffs in 2011 finishing 4-6. The Pirates will compete in Georgia Class 5A after Georgia expanded to six classifications for the 2012 season. No Florida schools are scheduled to compete in the tournament. Byrnes, Byrnes JV, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Berkeley, Wren and Union County will be the South Carolina school competing. The biggest name school not from the southeast region will be Bergen Catholic (NJ). There will also be a handful of North Carolina schools in the tournament and Ocean Lakes (VA) will be the lone school from the state of Virginia.
We will have updates from around the high school ranks in reference to Spring/Summer ball and we will also be live on the scene to broadcast the North Marion (FL) vs Gainesville (FL) Spring game live across the network from Gainesville, FL Friday May 25th to kickoff your Memorial Day weekend.
The Spring/Summer is also a heavy time for minor league football and if you know Total Sports Coverage we keep you in the know with minor league football because well, it’s football and who doesn’t love a good football game between hotly contested foes.
Total Sports Coverage will kick off its Spring/Summer minor league football coverage this Saturday on the scene for the North Georgia Gladiators first round playoff game in the NDFL against the West Georgia Jaguars. The Gladiators have appeared on the network in previous years and we at Total Sports Coverage are thrilled to be able to bring you their latest run at a Minor League Championship beginning this Saturday May 19th.
Total Sports Coverage is also nailing down the final terms of a deal to bring you the GDFL Game Center Show on Sunday Nights for a second consecutive season.
The GDFL Game Center Show will air Sunday Nights throughout the 2012 season which begins June 2nd all the way through the GDFL National Championship game in late September. In addition there will be GDFL games on the Total Sports Coverage network all summer so stay locked for broadcast schedules and updates across the network.
We are gearing up for an exciting football season and look forward to sharing it with you. In getting geared up we have introduced our summer series “Classic Archive Calls”. Each week we’ll bring you a ‘Classic Archive Calls” which have come across our network from either high school football or minor league football since our inception in 2010 and feature some of those athletes you may not have heard of and some you pretty much have had no choice to have heard of but will as they continue their football careers at some level.
Were not calling an audible so we hope your ready…Down Set Hut….