Last summer, early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, executives at Fox sports Detroit did part brainstorming for content ideas, not knowing when — or even if — the NBA, NHL and MLB would certainly restart your seasons, or in the case of MLB, begin its season.

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So FSD chose it to be going come invest in high college football coverage, including game broadcasts and also a studio present each Friday night, in addition to the state finals, i m sorry the network long had covered.

The coverage to be so well-received, the network, now Bally sporting activities Detroit, has made decision to execute it again.

“We are very excited to expand our live coverage that MHSAA high institution football," Greg Hammaren, an elderly vice president/general manager of Bally sporting activities Detroit, claimed this week. 

“Bally sports Detroit is wherein Michigan fans cheer top top our local teams and nothing is much more local 보다 the good traditional that high college football in Michigan.

"We room proud to it is in bringing a "Friday Night Lights" feel to high college football across the state.”

BSD will certainly broadcast games every Friday night, beginning Aug. 26 v the Xenith prep Kickoff standard at Wayne State. Broadcasters will encompass Johnny Kane, previous Lion and also Packer T.J. Lang, former Michigan QB Devin Gardner, previous Tigers outfielder and current tigers analyst Craig Monroe, and also Rob Rubick.

The gamings will be transfer on BSD, BSD-Plus or the Bally sports app, depending upon if there any conflicts through Tigers, Red wings or Pistons games.

Each transfer site also will attribute interactive activities and a promotion tent, and some gamings will watch a visit from legendary Lions recipient Herman Moore, who will authorize autographs and pose for photos.

The at an early stage broadcast schedule includes:

Thursday, Aug. 26: Canton vs. Dearborn Fordson, 4 (BSD)

Thursday, Aug. 26: Detroit Catholic central at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, 7 (BSD)

Friday, Aug. 27: Birmingham Groves vs. Dexter, 4 (app)

Friday, Aug. 27: Warren De La Salle vs. Chicago St. Patrick, 7 (app)

Saturday, Aug. 28: Eastpointe vs. River Rouge, 1 (app)

Saturday, Aug. 28: Detroit Cass tech vs. Southfield A&T, 4 (app)

Friday, Sept. 3: Detroit Cass technology vs. Muskegon, 7 (BSD+)

Friday, Sept. 10: Detroit Cass technology vs. Detroit King, 7 (BSD+)

Friday, Sept. 17: Traverse City main vs. Traverse City West, 7 (BSD+)

Friday, Sept. 24: grand Ledge vs. DeWitt, 7 (BSD+)

Friday, Oct. 1: Lowell vs. East Grand Rapids, 7 (TBD)

Games beyond Oct. 1 continue to be TBD. BSD will transfer a game throughout each that the ring of the state playoffs, and each of the eight finals gamings at Ford field in Detroit.

BSD additionally will transfer the Xenith an elderly All-Star video game on Nov. 28.

The Aug. 26-28 games on BSD are component of the Xenith prep Kickoff Classic, in conjunction v the Detroit sports Commission.

“Bally sporting activities Detroit has been a terrific partner to the Xenith prep Kickoff Classic and we welcome them earlier for the interesting opening that the high institution football season in Michigan,” Marty Dobek, deputy director of the DSC, claimed in a statement. “The live broadcast of the opening day games and Bally’s on-site pan activation gives a high profile, statewide beginning of the event and also directly support the longtime goal of the Detroit sporting activities Commission to develop a key game-like atmosphere for fans and also participating schools.”

Last year, high school football teams in Michigan play six-game regular-season schedule in the fall, after originally deciding to move the season to the spring. This year, the setup is to go back to nine-game schedules.

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