CSS Media Release


August 5, 2013


2013 CSS High School Football Coverage Expands

Network to Offer Weekly Live On-Air Broadcast Plus Two Live Streaming Games at css-sports.com

ATLANTA – CSS announces a robust 2013 high school broadcast schedule presented in conjunction with Comcast. The schedule will include over 45 compelling matchups that highlight top recruits from across the south combined with expanded coverage on css-sports.com and the weekly recruiting show, In the Huddle. The schedule will include a live on-air broadcast each Friday night for 15 weeks plus two streaming games each week at css-sports.com. The website will also feature live chat, social media interaction and live score updates.


“CSS is proud to extend its long-standing commitment to high school football coverage to a digital platform and offer an even more exciting schedule of games,” said Mark Fuhrman, CSS Vice President and General Manager.


The 2013 broadcast and digital schedule extends from August through December and will include Tennessee semifinals, Georgia quarterfinals and semifinals, and Florida state finals. Matchups will be announced throughout the season. Updates, schedules, show details and additional coverage can be found at css-sports.com, on Twitter @csssports and Facebook at facebook.com/csssports.


The schedule starts Friday, August 30, with the “Battle of the Big Chicken,” a doubleheader featuring four programs in the Georgia Class AAAAAA playoffs last season. The Walton Raiders, ranked seventh in the state by Max Preps, face the third ranked Hillgrove Hawks. The nightcap features the McEachern Indians, ranked fifth, taking on the Lassiter Trojans. The four teams have a number of college prospects including:


Walton’s D. J. Smith, 4-star cornerback, offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky

Walton’s Price Wilson, 3-star pro-style quarterback, committed to Louisiana Tech

Hillgrove’s Richardre Bagley, 2-star all purpose back, offers from Air Force and Kennesaw State

Hillgrove’s Bradley Chubb, 3-star outside linebacker, committed to N.C. State

Hillgrove’s Emanuel Beal, 3-star wide receiver, offers from Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri, UCF and Wisconsin

McEachern’s Ty Clemons, quarterback, offers from Kentucky, Buffalo, Georgia Southern, Louisville and Massachusetts

McEachern’s Taj Griffin, 5-star running back with offers from Georgia, Ohio State, Auburn, Arkansas and Clemson

McEachern’s Henry Famurewa, 3-star defensive end, committed to Louisville

McEachern’s Chuma Edoga , 4-star junior offensive tackle, offers from Tennessee, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State

Lassiter’s Chris Murphy, 3-star cornerback, committed to Arkansas

Lassiter’s Will Anderson, pro-style quarterback, offers from Georgia State, Holy Cross and Mercer


“We are proud to be a part of CSS’s ever-growing focus on high school football in the south,” said I.J. Rosenberg, President of the sports marketing company Score Atlanta, who is producing the high school football events for CSS this year through a partnership with Play On! Sports, the largest provider of high school digital sports content in the country. “We are creating a complete experience for the high school football fan combining the live television broadcast with a digital opportunity at css-sports.com to watch additional games, chat live, get up-to-date scores and so much more. CSS will be the home of high school football in the South all week long.”


CSS’s high school football coverage extends beyond Fridays with game previews, polls and blogs at css-sports.com. Each Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET, CSS will air In the Huddle, a weekly recruiting show following the top high school players and programs across the south and the nation. The show is hosted by veteran CSS commentator Matt Stewart and 247sports.com’s Barton Simmons, one of the foremost experts on recruiting in the nation.


CSS Initial Live Regional Broadcast 2013 High School Football Schedule


Aug. 30          6:00 p.m.      Walton (GA) vs. Hillgrove (GA)

Aug. 30          8:45 p.m.      Lassiter (GA) vs. McEachern (GA)

Sept. 06         7:30 p.m.      American Heritage (Delray, FL) at American Heritage (Plantation, FL)

Sept. 13         8:00 p.m.      Beech (TN) at Independence (TN)

Sept. 20         8:00 p.m.      South Panola (MS) vs. Memphis University School (TN)

Sept. 27         7:30 p.m.      Mill Creek (GA) at Norcross (GA)

Remainder of schedule to be announced throughout the season.


All Times Eastern | Schedule Subject to Change



About CSS

CSS is a 24-hour sports network carrying a full slate of college sports programming. The channel offers a comprehensive sports lineup throughout the year including over 40 live college football games including the SEC, Sun Belt, Conference USA, and Gulf South Conference. In addition, CSS broadcasts over 165 men’s and women’s live college basketball games and over 80 live baseball games, as well as a comprehensive mix of sports news and in-depth sports analysis geared toward fans in the south.


For more information on CSS, or to find out how you can get CSS on your cable system, log on to css-sports.com.


About NBC Sports Group

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.