HS Football Preview #1

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It’s just about that time of year—when high school and college football games play “meaningful” games (and the NFL isn’t too far behind).  Consequently, our RCN Sports team is getting geared up for our wall-to-wall coverage of scholastic pigskin action in the Lehigh Valley (plus interviews in the Philadelphia and Washington DC areas as well) on our upcoming “SportsTalk” programs.

RCN Videographer Alyssa Sheckler and I have been out talking with local high school football coaches and players.  Here are samples of some of our conversations so far:

One of the things that has impressed me the most so far this preseason is the fortitude of the Whitehall football team.  They lost their head coach and their starting quarterback (due to transfer) this spring, but they’re not using any excuses and still are setting the lofty goal of competing for an EPC title (they are still the favorites to win another District XI 5A crown, although they’ll have a little more competition this fall).

They also graduated quite a bit of talent defensively and along their offensive line,  but even with all these things working against them, the coaching staff and players have been working hard preparing for the upcoming season.  Keep an eye on the Zephyrs as they will have several key match-ups this fall.

We are busy editing these and collecting even more interviews this week, with many more to air on our Thursday show!

Don’t forget to check out “RCN SportsTalk” the next few weeks on RCN-TV, On-Demand and our podcasts to get more interviews, insights and predictions for many of the fall sports programs this season.

Also, next week here at “The Shop,” we’ll have the return of our “Pick 4” predictions and high school football polls, featuring RCN announcers, local media members and special guest-coaches all making contributions each week!  Make sure you bookmark our blog each week to check out where to find your favorite teams.

Chris Michael About Chris Michael

Chris handles play-by-play for RCN sports events, including baseball, football & basketball games and produces/hosts the station’s 60-minute live call-in show. Among Chris’s other responsibilities include reporting on local news & sports stories, conducting “Take 5” interviews with community and political leaders, producing commercials, voiceovers and promos; and generating blog entries and videos on the internet. Click here to listen to the weekly Sports Talk podcast.

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