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GPB Sports Gets Into the Game For High School Football Kick-Off Week


Atlanta, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's kick-off week for high school football in Georgia, and GPB Sports has it covered with plans for live digital and broadcast coverage throughout the season.



On Friday, August 17, GPB Sports Correspondent Jon Nelson will bring fans updates via Facebook LIVE from the Monroe Area High School @ Apalachee High School matchup, during pre-game, half-time and immediately following the game. To follow all the action this Friday, and learn more about additional Facebook LIVE coverage, visit

Then, on Friday, September 14, GPB Sports will begin live television coverage with North Gwinnett @ Walton. Fans can enjoy the "All-Access Pass" show starting at 7 p.m., followed by "Football Fridays in Georgia" at 7:30 p.m.

 GPB Sports is welcoming new talent this season, including Chelsea TaFoya, a veteran media professional experienced in all areas of production, who will serve as "Football Fridays in Georgia" Host this year. Her credits include interviews with sports stars including Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former Arizona Cardinal Kurt Warner and Green Bay Packer Clay Matthews.

Brian Jordan, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and National Football League safety who played for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves, joins the GPB Sports family as a Game Analyst. 

Returning members of the GPB Sports team include Matt Stewart, who will handle Play-by-Play, a position he's held with GPB Sports since 2014.In his more than 30 years as a sportscaster, Matt has called games in the SEC, ACC and more. Sidelines Correspondent Sam Crenshaw is a broadcast veteran also with more than 30 years experience in radio and television sports reporting, including currently serving as a weekend morning host for 92.9 TheGame.  South Georgia Game Correspondent Tommy Palmer is an Associated Press award-winning sports broadcaster who has covered over 900 sporting events in his career. Game Correspondent Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta who has covered events including Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, and more.  He has also covered high school athletics for GPB for twenty-one years as a Host and Correspondent.

Weekly game coverage will begin with the "All-Access Pass" pre-game show at 7 p.m., followed by the "Football Fridays in Georgia" live game broadcast. Coverage will continue throughout the season with the 2018 GHSA Playoff Games and the GHSA State Championships live from Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Keep up with latest news from GPB Sports at, or download the free GPB Sports: Football app from the App Store or Google Play.

As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 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 Outdoors," "On Second Thought," "Political Rewind" and "Two Way Street."




Mandy Wilson
Georgia Public Broadcasting

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