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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 12:27pm

GPB Broadcasts Live Coverage of the GHSA State Football Championships December 9 & 10


GPB will broadcast the GHSA State Football Championships for the 15th consecutive year, bringing viewers all the action live on GPB Television and Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The game schedule is as follows:

Class AA, 4:30 PM: Buford vs. Calhoun
Class AAAA, 8 PM: Lovejoy vs. Tucker

Class A, 1 PM: Landmark Christian vs. Savannah Christian
Class AAA, 4:30 PM: Burke County vs. Peach County
Class AAAAA, 8 PM: Walton vs. Grayson

Beginning December 9 at 4:30 PM GPB Sports will broadcast live at the Georgia Dome until the last championship trophy has been presented. GPB’s coverage of the games will bring viewers closer to the action than ever before with the addition of a motorized camera cart on the sidelines, a 20-foot boom camera and a wireless camera to be taken into the crowd at the Dome.
The coverage will also include shows from the Dome between games anchored by Mark Harmon of GPB Sports Central and include the entire Sports Central team of Gil Tyree, Niki Noto, Lindsey Thiry, Jon Nelson, Jackie Brittain, Trey McDaniel and former state championship coach Dave Hunter.
A group of high school experts will join the GPB Sports Team, including Tommy Palmer, the host of the Georgia High School Scoreboard Show, former Roswell state championship and current Blessed Trinity coach Tim McFarland, Score Atlanta’s Bob Houghton and Fletcher Proctor, recruiting expert Chad Simmons as well as college football and Hawks basketball voice Bob Rathbun and WSB-TV’s Zach Klein.


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The announcing teams are as follows:

Friday’s Class AA game between Buford and Calhoun at 4:30: Rathbun, Nelson and McFarland

Friday’s Class AAAA games between Lovejoy and Tucker at 8: Tyree, McDaniel and Hunter
Saturday’s Class A game between Savannah Christian and Landmark Christian at 1: Palmer, Houghton and Proctor

Saturday’s Class AAA game between Peach County and Burke County at 4:30: Klein, Nelson and McFarland

Saturday’s Class AAAAA game between Grayson and Walton at 8; Tyree, McDaniel and Hunter

Noto and Thiry will handle the sidelines for all games while Harmon and Brittain will be on the set.

*Watch the GHSA State Football Championships live on Georgia Public Broadcasting on these nine stations across Georgia: Atlanta – Channel 8.1; Albany - WABW/14.1, Augusta - WCES/20.1, Chatsworth - WCLP/18.1, Columbus - WJSP/28.1, Dawson - WACS/25.1, Macon - WMUM/29.1, Savannah - WVAN/9.1 ,Waycross - WXGA/8.1
* Broadcasters Please Note: If any portion of GPB’s footage is used on-air, a courtesy credit is required.

Complete coverage of the championships will be available live and On Demand at Score Atlanta will provide blogging and an interactive live chat during the games on will also have the games available for On Demand viewing and DVD orders. The games will be rebroadcast on GPB Knowledge, one of GPB’s digital channels, from December 12-16. Each night will feature a game at 8 p.m., with the Class A game on Monday, December 12, followed by the Class AA game on Tuesday, Class AAA on Wednesday, Class AAAA on Thursday and Class AAAAA on Friday. For more information on finding GPB Knowledge, visit the website at

GHSA State Football Championships are a production of GPB, and are made possible by the support of Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations and Regions Bank.


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As one of the highest rated PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 17 radio stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Traveler and Georgia Outdoors.