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High school football championships kick off statewide on Arkansas PBS Friday, Dec. 3
Posted 29 Nov 2021
Teams playing in 5A, 6A, 7A state finals this weekend decided
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS kicks off the broadcast the 2021 2A-7A high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium this Friday, Dec. 3, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). In the week following each broadcast, championship games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs and in the Engage Arkansas PBS app.
AR PBS Sports will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on Arkansas PBS’s primary channel. Correct channel information is available in local TV listings. All ways to watch Arkansas PBS can be found at myarpbs.org/watch.
This week’s games airing live on AR PBS Sports will include:
- 5A, Pulaski Academy vs. White Hall – Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.
- 6A, Greenwood vs. El Dorado – Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon.
- 7A, Bryant vs. Fayetteville – Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be available through the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app on mobile or streaming devices.
Throughout the state finals, AR PBS Sports will present profiles of outstanding student athletes from each division, as well as other special segments featuring: former Pulaski Academy Coach Kevin Kelley; Coach Demarcus Borum's KIPP Delta Blue Hornets of Helena-West Helena; the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s homecoming when Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammed Ali made a special appearance; Lexi Jarrett’s sports broadcasting at Cross County High School in Cherry Valley, near Wynne; Hot Springs Junior Academy band instructor Lia LaFollette; the 1991 University of Arkansas Bears who claimed an undisputed National Championship; McCrory High School football with coaches Chris Kennon and Glen Campbell and their sons; and Fordyce High School football and the school’s COVID-19 vaccine stance.
A YouTube playlist featuring segments airing during the 2021 state football finals will be available at bit.ly/2021ARPBSfootball.
Additionally, photos from the games will be available at myarpbs.org/photos.
The Arkansas high school football state finals are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at 1037thebuzz.com/football.
Some weekend programming will be preempted during the broadcast of state championship games. An up-to-date schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at myarkansaspbs.org/schedule.
About AR PBS Sports
AR PBS Sports, the home for high school state championships in Arkansas, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults, while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 1A-7A. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, AR PBS Sports enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and potential scholarships.
About Arkansas Activities Association
The Arkansas Activities Association is the statewide governing body for athletics and activities in Arkansas. The AAA's mission is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.
About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watchlive, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).