Wow! Were those some great High School Football Championship games
this past Friday and Saturday played in Edmond at the great facilities on the
University of Central Oklahoma campus, or what?
Oh, that’s right. Unless you made the 90-minute drive to be in the stadium
for the 4-A and 5-A title games on Friday or the 3-A and 6-A 1&2 championships on
Saturday the only way you could have watched was to spend $10.99 for a 30-day
streaming subscription to the NFHS (NATIONAL FOOTBALL HS) network website.
This marked the first time in over a decade that none of the state’s big
high school football championship games were televised on over the air or cable
The past three years Griffin Communications – that’s KOTV-Channel 6 in
Tulsa and KWTV-Channel 9 in Oklahoma City—televised the 6A I & II and 5-A
title games for the Gold Balls.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association said they were told
this year that our state TV stations were “no longer interested”. Griffin and Cox
Cable said they Were interested but were told it was streaming only.
Bottom line this state’s high school football teams and its fans missed out on
being showcased on over-the-air or cable TV and that’s a shame. Let’s figure it out
for future championship games. They deserve it…and so do WE!”
— Chris Lincoln