An updated scoreboard with as many as 30 games high school football games involving area teams.
A live feed of story links and updates — pictures, videos, stats and more — from the region.
The Times’ exclusive Prep Fantasy Football contest.
Player of the Week voting.
All at your fingertips.
It’s here, thanks to “Friday Night Live,” an app conceived and designed by The Times, driven by Orr Kia Shreveport/Bossier City and developed by a local company (Praeses Inc.).
Friday Night Live is the confluence of many innovations developed at The Times throughout the past few years and is available for download in the App Store (Friday Night Live App).
The “live” scoreboard is the nucleus of Friday Night Live. Through a system of our reporters, fans and school officials, a scoreboard consisting of nearly 40 area football teams will be thoroughly updated (say “yes” to push notifications when you open the app for the first time) on game nights.
Fans and school officials can help feed Friday Night Live’s scoreboard and live stream of updates by selecting a specific game and using the “Report Score” feature or employing the hashtag #TimesFNL on social media. In addition to information provided by The Times, Friday Night Live is fueled mainly by activity on Twitter with #TimesFNL.
If you’re at a game, use the hashtag with score updates, selfies and more.
The Times’ Prep Fantasy Football is back and exclusive to the Friday Night Live app. The free contest has the same rules. Contestants choose one quarterback, two running backs, two receivers and a team from the weekly ballot.
Weekly winners receive gifts and the top 32 players over the 10-week regular season qualify for “The 32,” The Prep Fantasy Football Playoffs. The head-to-head bracket mirrors the high school postseason and produces a Prep Fantasy Football champion.
The Friday Night Live app will offer you an opportunity to select and edit a Prep Fantasy team until the rosters lock with the first game of the week (there is a cutoff countdown on the app). Contestants can find out where their team (using Twitter handles) ranks (weekly and cumulatively) on Friday Night Live. They can even go back and see their Prep Fantasy Football history week by week.
The app features a season-long leaderboard.
Weekly, season results and fresh Prep Fantasy Football ballots are updated Sunday.
Join for free and submit your Week 1 ballot today. Do not be left behind. The deadline for Week 1 is Friday at 7 p.m. (it’s Thursday at 7 p.m. for subsequent weeks).
The final piece of Friday Night Live is the ability to vote and see the results of The Times’ Prep Player of the Week contest. The Preseason Player of the Year ballot containing 13 options is live now. Voting ends at noon Wednesday.
One vote is allowed per hour. Cast your votes today.
Download Friday Night Live from the App Store now. Game nights will never be the same.