GREENVILLE, NC. (WNCT) WNCT 9 On Your Side, Eastern North Carolina’s CBS affiliate, will celebrate its 30th season of extended high school football coverage by expanding the station’s critically acclaimed high school football show to 30 minutes.
Touchdown Friday, hosted by veteran sportscaster Brian Bailey, will air from 11:05-11:35 on Friday nights beginning August 21st.
“We just feel like Friday nights belong to high school football,” said WNCT-TV General Manager John O. Lewis. “Touchdown Friday has established itself as the premier high school football show in eastern North Carolina.”
The show will feature more live elements this season and will once again open with the “Game of the Week.” New this year will be a “Backyard Brawl” game focusing on a rivalry each week, which will include Morning Edition coverage of a pep rally and other elements.
Touchdown Friday has won numerous AP awards for “Best Sportscast” and is the longest running high school football show in eastern North Carolina.