37 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network through August 27 Champions Challenge Classic Headlines AHSAA First Week of Prep Football Action on TV MONTGOMERY – Raycom Sports and the NFHS Network kick off the AHSAA’s 2018-19 school year Thursday night with the first game of the 13 th annual Champions Challenge Classic at Cramton Bowl. The NFHS Network plans 37 events total for the first weekend of the new school year – including middle school and junior high football and volleyball. Raycom, which will televise live on its D-2 (Bounce) channel over its Raycom Network of stations across the state, will have Graham Dunn and Christina Chambers behind the mikes. Thursday’s football battle pits the defending Class 1A defending state champion Sweet Water Bulldogs and 2017 Class 3A semifinalist Clarke County (11-3). Friday’s final Champions Challenge contest features Thompson (12-1), a Class 7A semifinalist in 2017, and Class 7A James Clemens. Both games kick off at 7 p.m., and both will also be live-streamed over the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based network. The links can be found at www.ahsaa.com and at www.nfhsnetwork.com . The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast both games over its network of radio affiliates across the state and will be available via the internet via www.ahsaa.com . The Radio Network will also provide the NFHS Network audio. The NFHS Network has eight AHSAA football games and two volleyball matches scheduled to be live-streamed Thursday night. Friday’s schedule has 18 football games scheduled and five more on Saturday. The headliner outside the Champions Challenge games is Saturday’s battle between defending Class 6A state champion Pinson Valley (15-0) and defending Class 7A champion Hoover (11-3). Kickoff for that game is set for 11 a.m. at Hoover Stadium. Three AHSAA teams will be playing in Atlanta on Saturday with all games set for the NFHS Network thanks to the Atlanta Public School NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. Sidney Lanier plays Westlake at 2 p.m., Clay-Chalkville takes on Griffin (GA) at 4 p.m. and Central-Phenix City faces Benjamin Mays (GA) at 7 p.m. Hoover and Vestavia Hills are scheduled to play the first varsity volleyball match of the season over the AHSAA’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program. The Bucs and Rebs tip off Thursday at 7 p.m. at HHS. Geneva and Kinston have a match set for the NFHS Network on Saturday at 4 p.m. Andalusia and Saraland are each broadcasting Friday’s football contest over the NFHS Network. Opelika goes to Callaway (GA) Friday with both schools also planning to live-stream the contest via the NFHS Network SBP. NFHS Network subscribers will have access to all the games. To subscribe to the NFHS Network, click on: http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/ . The complete schedule for this weekend on the NFHS Network is listed. NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS THURSDAY, August 23 VOLLEYBALL Producer Air Time Vestavia Hills JV at Hoover JV Hoover HS SBP 5 p.m. Vestavia Hills vs. Hoover (varsity) Hoover HS SBP 6:30 p.m. FOOTBALL Producer Air Time Champions Challenge Clarke County vs. Sweet Water AHSAA/NFHS Net 7 p.m. Other Games Brooks at Lauderdale County Brooks HS SBP 7 p.m. Carver-Montgomery vs. Jeff Davis NFHS Montgomery Net 7 p.m. Dothan at Enterprise Enterprise HS SBP 7 p.m. Jasper at Cullman Cullman HS SBP 7 p.m. Muscle Shoals at Deshler Muscle Shoals HS SBP 6:45 p.m. Middle School Hewitt-Trussville 7th at Hoover Hoover HS SBP 5 p.m. Hewitt-Trussville 8th at Hoover Hoover HS SBP 6:45 p.m. FRIDAY, August 24 FOOTBALL Producer Air Time Champions Challenge Thompson vs. James Clemens AHSAA 7 p.m. Other Games Andalusia at Saraland Saraland HS SBP 6:30 p.m. Andalusia at Saraland Andalusia HS SBP 7 p.m. Austin at Hartselle Hartselle HS SBP 7 p.m. Blackman (TN) at Florence Florence HS SBP 6:45 p.m. Early Co. (GA) at Eufaula Eufaula HS SBP 7 p.m. East Limestone at Russellville Russellville HS SBP 7 p.m. Gardendale at Mae Jemison Gardendale HS SBP 7 p.m. Handley at LaFayette NFHS (Eagle 102.3) SBP 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at JB Pennington Jacksonville HS SBP 7 p.m. Oak Mountain at Chelsea Chelsea HS SBP 7 p.m. Opelika at Callaway (GA) Opelika HS SBP 6 p.m. Park Crossing vs. Lee-Montgomery BTW Magnet HS SBP 7 p.m. Red Bay at Colbert Heights Colbert Heights HS SBP 6:30 p.m. Russell County vs. Smiths Station Smiths Station HS SBP 7 p.m. Spain Park at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa Hillcrest HS SBP 6:45 p.m. Spanish Fort at McGill-Toolen Catholic Spanish Fort HS SBP 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa County at Demopolis Demopolis HS SBP 7 p.m. Wilcox Central at Auburn Auburn HS SBP 7 p.m. SATURDAY, August 25 VOLLEYBALL Producer Air Time Geneva at Kinston Geneva HS SBP 4 p.m. FOOTBALL Producer Air Time Briarwood at Vestavia Hills FR. Vestavia Hills HS SBP 6 p.m. Briarwood at Vestavia Hills VAR Vestavia Hills HS SBP 7 p.m. Central-Phenix City vs. B. Mays (GA) Atlanta PS SBP 7 p.m. Clay-Chalkville vs. Griffin (GA) Atlanta PS SBP 4 p.m. Pinson Valley at Hoover Hoover HS SBP 11 a.m. Sidney Lanier at Westlake (GA) Atlanta PS SBP 2 p.m. MONDAY, August 27 FOOTBALL Producer Air Time Central-Phenix City at Auburn JV Auburn HS SBP 5 p.m.