High school football playoffs find a home on TV

There was a time when Jon Heidtke would go hat in hand to coaches each year as Christmas drew nigh, trying to cobble together some combination that would allow him to telecast back-to-back University Interscholastic League high school football championship games on Fox Sports Southwest.

“The coaches would get worked up over how many kids they could suit up and which football they would use, and it was hard to get them to see the bigger picture about what a good way this would be to get high school football before a larger audience,” Heidtke, the network’s longtime GM, said this week. click here for complete story