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The UIL Legislative Council approves Friday Night Game Broadcasts

Fox Sports will broadcast two Week One Texas High School Football Games this fall

The UIL's legislative council approved a pilot program that would allow a maximum of two live Friday night television broadcasts on Week One of the 2017 Texas High School Football season. 

The games would be broadcast on Fox Sports' channels across the state and will include live look-ins at a number of games across classifications during the programming. 

According to information released the UIL would not make any money off the broadcast and both teams involved in the game would have to agree to being televised. The schools would then have the ability to negotiate with Fox Sports for any possible revenue from the broadcast. 

Additionally, features on teams, coaches, and important figures throughout the history of Texas high school football will be broadcast as well.

Outside of the two live games that will be broadcast there could be anywhere from six to 12 or more games to be covered for live look-in or through the features.

The UIL's hope is to have look-ins for games from across a wide geographic area and cover all classifications, from 6-man all the up through 6A.

Live television broadcasts will still be banned on all other Friday nights during the regular season, but according to the UIL if the pilot program is considered successful the event will be sure to continue.


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