Newport News Public Schools TV and the Telecommunications Center

TV crew working football game

High school football fans who couldn't attend an important game had the opportunity to watch on TV or YouTube, thanks to efforts by Telecom staff and students.

The TV team broadcast the Phoebus vs. Warwick game live from Todd Stadium on Saturday, October 28.

The game featured the District #1 seed (Phoebus) vs the District #2 seed (Warwick).

NNPS-TV covers select high school football games live. Coverage can be seen on Cox Channel 47 and Verizon Fios Channel 17, and via livestream on YouTube, Roku and Apple TV, nnpstv.com, and on the NNPS-TV app.

Telecom Supervisor and Executive Producer Ray Price tries to pick games that feature each of the five NNPS high school teams, but also games that are of most interest to the community.

Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. was Producer/Director, and Brandon Hedgepeth, a Telecom graduate, served as Director/Stream Technician.

NNPS-TV Broadcast Engineer Mansoor Ahmed handled the engineering duties, and Greg Bicouvaris and Nate Milton were the announcers.

The rest of the crew was made up of graduates of the Telecom program and current Telecom students. Alumni Joshua Stuck and Muriel Gamble were camera operators, while Woodside senior Ryan Hedgepeth was Assistant Director/Audio/Graphics. Menchville senior Trevor Roach and Heritage junior Joshua Ray were camera operators.

Heritage juniors Bishop Dunn and Edric "E.J." Jones each spent a half as an additional commentator. They recently took a shot at announcing during a recorded game between Woodside and Menchville.

Broadcasting live games is excellent training for Telecom students, but also serves the community by highlighting NNPS achievements and events.

The Phoebus vs Warwick game is available on demand on the student YouTube channel.