KILLEEN, TX (KWTX) – KWTX is starting off high school football season across Central Texas by showing five Killeen ISD football games live on air and online.
This is the second season that KWTX has begun broadcasting games live, with the first season taking place in 2020, when the COVID-19 epidemic caused many fans to be unable to attend games in person due to restrictions.
Thanks to the University Interscholastic League, or UIL, loosening broadcasting limitations for the season, KWTX televised roughly 10 Friday night games in 2020.
Many of the limitations have been reinstated, however KWTX has been granted permission to transmit on Thursday nights this season.
Darby Brown, KWTX Sports Director, stated that spotlighting high school football in such a unique way is an honour.
“We always love to shine a spotlight on Central Texas athletes, and showing a game on live TV is a fantastic opportunity to do so,” Brown said. “We’re flattered.”
The games are called by KWTX Morning anchor Pete Sousa and former KWTX Sports Director Dan Ingham. Killeen Ellison faced Harker Heights in their first of five games on Thursday night.
Harker Heights won the game by a score of 33-7.
Ingham, who is now a Vice President at First National Bank of Central Texas, acknowledges that broadcasting was his first love, so being able to do this is great.
“To be able to call these games live over the radio, it nearly never happens,” Ingham remarked. “It wasn’t even considered five years ago, and then the pandemic came, and you saw more of this, and now we still have the option to do this on a Thursday night.”
Ingham believes the coverage provides high school players with an experience that few get at this age.
“I assure you, if they’re anything like I was when I was 17 or 18 years old, I’m going to watch this tonight because I want to see what someone said about the games,” he added.
On September 1, Killeen Ellison will face off against Pflugerville-Hendrickson.
On September 22, Harker Heights will face Pflugerville-Weiss.
On September 13, Killeen-Chaparral will face Rouse.
On September 20, Killeen High School will face Red Oak in the championship game.
All games will be broadcast live on KWTX.com and the KWTX News 10 phone app on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. on CW Central Texas.
We recently found out that Narvella has been adopted!
An official phoned KWTX to inform us that girl had been adopted in another state and is doing “very, really well.”
This month, we want to share another Foster Care story with you.
Perhaps you can be the one to step up and offer a home.
ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, December 7, 2017
Most of us find it difficult to discuss a kid being removed from an unsafe home and placed in the care of Child Protective Services.
While CPS works hard to guarantee some level of quality of life, children are frequently moved around.
That is why it is critical that families step forward and provide these children with a permanent home.
Narvella is this week’s guest on the KWTX Foster Care Project.
She’s a cheerful adolescent with a lot of love and charm.
If you believe he is a suitable fit for you, please contact Waco CPS at (254) 756-5571 for further information.
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