With football kicking off this week, the fall sports season — what happened to summer? — is really getting rolling. That seems like a good time to share some of what we at Gannett Central Wisconsin Media have planned for our high school coverage this year.
Hopefully you got the chance to check out our special football preview sections that came out Thursday, taking an in-depth look at all 35 football teams in the coverage area. Thursday’s editions also included the inaugural edition of our Pigskin Picks. Each member of our sports reporting team, plus a guest picker, will offer up our best guesses on a slate of 10 games each week, a mix of high school, college and pros. At stake are bragging rights and the chance to show off who the best prognosticator is. Spoiler alert: as the new guy, it probably won’t be me.
On Friday nights, of course we will be consumed with high school football. Follow us on Twitter @CentWisSports for updates, and our individual accounts — @loubabiarz, @timmyjo11, @markmazzy, @spjscottwill and @MSkurzewski. We also will be using the hashtag #hsswi. Complete coverage can be found online at wausaudailyheraldsports.com, marshfielddailyherald.com, wisconsinrapidstribune.com and stevenspointjournal.com and in Saturday’s editions of each paper.
Because you can never have enough football, Sunday’s editions will include our Football Rewind, complete with box scores and 5 Things Friday Night Taught Us.
One of the new online projects we are really excited about is our Press Pass show. Featuring interviews with local athletes and coaches, plus highlights, Press Pass videos will be posted to each site on Wednesday nights. Mitchell Skurzewski hosted the first video, featuring Wausau East football, this week.
Tuesday editions will include Q&A features on local athletes, plus our Top 10 area football rankings.
On Thursdays we will select our athletes of the week, shining a spotlight on two boys and two girls from each outlet’s coverage area.
On Fridays, there will be capsules previewing that week’s top football matchups.
We’re looking forward to bringing you the quality coverage you have come to expect during another exciting season of high school sports.