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Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Oct. 27 – For the fifth straight season, FOX Sports Detroit will provide live streaming video coverage of four games of the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – on the PrepZone on FoxSportsDetroit.com. 

Pre-District games on the PrepZone this Friday (Oct. 30) are:
Clarkston at Romeo
Farmington Hills Harrison at Birmingham Groves
Mason at St. Johns
Flint Powers Catholic at Goodrich 

All PrepZone games will be live at 7 p.m. on Fridays the first three weekends of tournament play, and the Semifinal games on Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. will be part of a package with MHSAA.TV where all 16 games will be live on the internet. 

Fans can watch PrepZone games on their computer or handheld devices and follow these instructions: 

On Your Desktop/Laptop Computer
  Go to FOXSportsGo.com
  Click on the “All Chs” menu at the bottom left of the page
  Select “FOX Sports Go Extras”
  Scroll to “MHSAA Football Selection Sunday” and enjoy the game 

On Your Handheld Device
  Download the free FOX Sports Go app from your store
  Click on the “All Channels” menu at the top of the app
  Select “FOX Sports Go Extras”
  Scroll to “MHSAA Football Selection Sunday” and enjoy the game 

All PrepZone games will be archived on MHSAA.TV. 

A number of Football Playoff games will be covered by MHSAA members participating in the School Broadcast Program this week, including three Saturday (Oct. 31) games which will be live on a subscription basis.  SBP produced games being shown live this week on Saturday at 1 p.m. are:

Gaylord at Mt. Pleasant
Crystal Falls Forest Park at Lake Linden-Hubbell 

A Day Pass to watch live on MHSAA.TV is $9.95.  A Month Pass is $14.95, and would also allow access to the full schedule of MHSAA Tournaments during the month of November:

Nov. 4 – Selected Boys Soccer Semifinals
Nov. 7 – Boys Soccer Finals
Nov. 7 – Selected Football Playoff District Finals
Nov. 14 – Selected Football Playoff Regional Finals
Nov. 19-20 – Girls Volleyball Semifinals & Finals
Nov. 21 – Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals
Nov. 21 – Football Playoff Semifinals (12 games)

 Other Football Playoff games available on an On Demand basis being produced by SBP schools this week are:

Grandville at Rockford
Saginaw Swan Valley at Comstock Park
Calumet at Negaunee 

In its seventh year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by  creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events; with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.  

The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.   

All sporting events – Live or On-Demand - are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online.  They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion. 

Launching at Midnight every Friday throughout the season is MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on FOX Sports Detroit.  Mickey York and Rob Rubick host the weekly 30-minute highlights show.  The show will reair most Saturday and Sunday mornings – and will be archived on the FOX Detroit Website.  This week, FFOT will reair at 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. on Sunday on FOX Sports Detroit.  

The following games are scheduled to be highlighted this week on Football Friday Overtime: 

•  Detroit Denby at Detroit Collegiate Prep
•  Marysville at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
•  Bay City John Glenn at Orchard Lake St. Mary's
•  Riverview at Allen Park
•  Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett at Riverview Gabriel Richard 

PLUS – Highlights from this week’s PrepZone games. 

Weekly highlights from games produced by participants in the MHSAA's School Broadcast Program are back for another school year on MHSAA.TV.   This week's highlights include football games with Otsego at Plainwell and Hudsonville at Rockford; and a girls volleyball match  between Bay City John Glenn at Pinconning.    

Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office. 

This week's edition of This Week In High School Sports will feature the turnaround by the football program at Benton Harbor; pass out two Game Balls; discusses officiating demographics on Be The Referee, and finishes with commentary about Football Playoff memories.  For a complete list of complete list of the 92 outlets carrying the program, and to listen to archived programs, visit the This Week In High School Sports page of the MHSAA Website. 

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