Public Television To Broadcast State Championship Games Live

COOKEVILLE – Sixteen of the best high school football teams in Tennessee will take the field December 2 – 4 in the 2010 BlueCross Bowl, the TSSAA’s Football state championships in Cookeville, Tennessee. The TSSAA Network has partnered with the seven Tennessee Public Television Council stations to broadcast all the championship action live throughout the state. The games will also be streamed live at

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to broadcast all eight of our football championships to every home in Tennessee through the Tennessee Public Television stations, and to make the games available to fans worldwide through,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director for TSSAA. “This is an amazing opportunity for the participating high schools, athletes, and the TSSAA.”

The TSSAA Network is a partnership between the TSSAA and PlayON! Sports that features live and on demand coverage of high school sports in Tennessee across television and the Internet. The video portal is one component of the partnership and gives fans access, at no charge, to a wide variety of events including the recent TSSAA Girls’ Volleyball and Soccer Championships.

“Television and Internet coverage allows fans of Tennessee high school sports greater access to these events and will create lasting memories for the participants and their families,” said David Rudolph, President and CEO of PlayON! Sports. “We are excited to add the Tennessee Public Television Council stations to our partnership with the TSSAA.”

All Football state championship games will broadcast LIVE from Tennessee Tech University on the seven Tennessee Public Television Council stations, including Chattanooga, Cookeville, Martin/Jackson, Tri Cities, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. The stations and over-the-air broadcast channel numbers are below, but check local listings for the channel number on your cable or satellite provider.

WTCI–TV Chattanooga | Channel 45

WCTE–TV Cookeville | Channel 22

WLJT–TV Martin/Jackson | Channel 11

WETP–TV Tri-Cities | Channel 2

WKOP–TV Knoxville | Channel 15

WKNO–TV Memphis | Channel 10

WNPT–TV Nashville | Channel 8

The matchups and broadcast times for the 2010 BlueCross Bowl are:


Division II, Class 1A - 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET - Knoxville Webb (Knoxville) vs St. George’s (Memphis)

Division II, Class 2A - 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET - Baylor (Chattanooga) vs Ensworth (Nashville)


Division I, Class 1A - 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET - South Pittsburg (Chattanooga) vs Jo Byrns (Nashville)

Division I, Class 3A - 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET - Alcoa (Knoxville) vs Goodpasture (Nashville)

Division I, Class 5A - 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET - Hendersonville (Nashville) vs Columbia (Nashville)


Division I, Class 2A - 12:00pm CT | 1:00pm ET - Signal Mountain (Chattanooga) vs Trinity Christian (Jackson)

Division I, Class 4A - 3:30pm CT | 4:30pm ET - Greeneville (Tri Cities) vs Trezevant (Jackson)

Division I, Class 6A - 7:00pm CT | 8:00pm ET - Maryville (Knoxville) vs Smyrna (Nashville)

The 2010 BlueCross Bowl championship games are presented by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Tech University and the TSSAA Network.