EBN ready to launch second season of football broadcasts

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    Junior Dominic Vela mans one of the steady-cam rigs at last year's EBN broadcast of the Eagles versus St. Pius at home on Hotze Field at Granger Stadium November 7. Photo by Mike Nebel.
    Junior Dominic Vela mans one of the steady-cam rigs at last year’s EBN broadcast of the Eagles versus St. Pius at home on Hotze Field at Granger Stadium November 7. Photo by Mike Nebel.

    The Eagle Broadcast Network is set to resume broadcast of home football games, beginning with this Friday’s home opener on Hotze Field at Granger Stadium against the Angleton High School Wildcats.

    The online broadcasts, which began last season, give those around the state, country and world a way to reconnect with STH and see the game live as it unfolds, the same as is done with college and professional football.

    [Watch the Eagles take on the Wildcats this Friday – go to the GameDay Central page on STHS.org or to the STH YouTube Channel]

    Last season was a great success for all involved, as EBN followed the football team for all home games, the first home playoff game and to the neutral-site playoff game November 29, 2014, where the team was eliminated for contention for the state title.

    “As a school we decided [President Rev. Kevin] Storey worked hard and got us all this equipment, and so we want to use it to let kids do things they are interested in,” EBN Adviser Lance Dundee, ’90, said. “This is the way we feel like we can teach students skills a lot of them are interested in.”

    EBN will also debut a number of new features in this season’s broadcasts.

    In the third broadcast of last season, the team introduced an instant replay system that allows plays to be shown again and in slow motion, similar to professional broadcasts.

    This year, the referee will be outfitted with a headset microphone so that penalties, timeouts and other calls are heard on the broadcast and on the stadium PA system. New sideline reporter equipment will allow the on-air broadcasters to talk to reporters who are roving with cameras and conduct interviews during and after the game.

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