High school football state finals to air statewide exclusively on Arkansas PBS beginning Nov. 30

Nov. 16, 2023

Live coverage to include 8-man championship, special segments to recognize student athletes across state 

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will broadcast and livestream the 2023 Centennial Bank High School Football Playoffs live from War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock beginning Thursday, Nov. 30, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). Live coverage begins with the 8-man final and continues with the class 7A-2A finals. Beginning the week after each broadcast, championship games will be available to watch at myarpbs.org/watchsports.

For anyone who can’t make it to the games in person, 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 the ways to watch Arkansas PBS can be found at myarpbs.org/waystowatch.

The Arkansas high school football state finals will air live on AR PBS Sports at the following times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. – 8-Man Championship.
  • Friday, Dec. 1, at noon – 2A Championship.
  • Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. – 6A Championship.
  • Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon – 7A Championship.
  • Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. – 5A Championship.
  • Saturday, Dec. 9, at noon – 3A Championship.
  • Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. – 4A Championship.

In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at myarpbs.org/watchsports, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be available through the PBS App on mobile or streaming devices.

Throughout the state finals, AR PBS Sports will present profiles of outstanding student-athletes from each division.

Photos from the games will be available for free download at myarpbs.org/photos.

Major funding for AR PBS Sports is provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Conway Regional Health System, the Little Rock Zoo and the Arkansas Department of Health.

Arkansas PBS also recognizes AAA’s sponsors for the state high school football finals, including Centennial Bank, Everett Buick GMC, Circle K, Wendy’s and Arkansas Farm Bureau.

The Arkansas high school football state finals are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at 1037thebuzz.com/football.

The most up-to-date programming schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at myarpbs.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 volleyball, football, basketball, baseball and softball for classifications 7A-1A, including 8-man football. 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, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/live, 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), KETS (Russellville), KETS (Forrest City), KETS (Gaither) and KETS (Yancy).