It's almost (high school) football time in Tennessee - 08/19/14

We're looking forward to another exciting season of high school football.  Dave Foster, Dan Phillips, and I love bringing you the action on FOX Football Friday.

Look for a little role-reversal this season.  Dave is normally out in the field, and I usually anchor from the studio.  But this season, we're changing things up.  I'll be live at a game site, and Dave will be holding down the fort with Dan at our Mainstream Drive headquarters.

There are several reasons for this change.  One - Dave wouldn't mind being in the climate-controlled studio for the first time in seven years (he's been beaten up by the elements long enough).  Two - I want to get out to some of the stadiums after more than a decade in studio on Friday nights (it gives me a chance to interact with the coaches and student-athletes more).  And three - FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS!

Friday Night Rivals is the broadcast produced by our sister station.  Each Friday night, the MyTV30 crew will bring you one of the big games of the week.  I'll be a part of that broadcast in addition to my duties for FOX 17.

The entire season schedule for Friday Night Rivals can be found below.  Coverage begins at 7:00 pm.

I'm looking forward to being at the games!

Just wonder if I'll feel that way in November when the weather is freezing, and Dave is making fun of me from the comforts of our warm FOX 17 studio.


2014 Friday Night Rivals Schedule:

August 22 - Hendersonville vs. Wilson Central
August 29 - Centennial vs. Overton
September 5 - Giles Co. vs. CPA
September 12 - Marshall Co. vs. Columbia Central
September 19 - Gallatin vs. Hendersonville
September 26 - Giles Co. vs. Shelbyville
October 3 - Beech vs. Mt. Juliet
October 10 - Father Ryan vs. MBA
October 17 - OPEN
October 24 - Riverdale vs. Oakland
October 31 - Brentwood Academy vs. Ensworth

 

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CALIFORNIA-THANKSGIVING HEAT

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Pity those poor folks in California, where they had to endure record heat while much of the nation shivered on Thanksgiving Day. Records were set in a number of California cities. It hit 85 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, breaking a 111-year-old record. The National Weather Service says Los Angeles had a high of 86 -- one degree hotter than the 1977 record. Record highs were also hit in downtown Oakland, Santa Ana and in Riverside, where it reached 91.

COAT COLLECTION

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- It's "Buy Nothing Day" to some folks in Rhode Island. Instead of hitting the malls on this Black Friday, the Buy Nothing organizers are collecting winter coats for the needy. Event spokesman Greg Gerritt says they hope the Buy Nothing Winter Coat Exchange will get people thinking about the negative effects of consumerism. Coats are being collected at a number of locations in the Ocean State including churches and YMCA branches.

ZOO THANKSGIVING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- How does a Thanksgiving feast of horse meat, crickets and lard sound? Well, it wasn't a holiday meal for people. The animals at the Kansas City Zoo got to enjoy plenty of fruit, veggies and raw meat, while we humans were stuffing ourselves with turkey and stuffing. The Kansas City Star reports elephants are partial to hay, the lions like raw horse meat.

VOLVO OCEAN RACE-TURKEY JERKY

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "The turkey jerky was as good as it gets." So says skipper Charlie Enright, who's with a U.S. based sailing team plowing through the Indian Ocean. The crew got to celebrate Thanksgiving with some treats stashed aboard their boat. It was a surprise from the sailors' wives, girlfriends and shore crew. They had turkey jerky, pumpkin cookies and even cranberry sauce to spread on their normal freeze-dried fare. The sailors are competing in the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

 
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