|Hendersonville-Station Camp game no longer on TV|
|Friday, August 10, 2012|
Due to the start of school in Sumner County being delayed, the Hendersonville at Station Camp football game will no longer be televised as part of My30 TV’s Thursday Night Lights.
“Unfortunately, we had to make a decision this morning and that was to change games for next week,” Dominic Mancuso, general manager of FOX 17, My30 and CW 58, said on Friday morning. “We’re at a point of no return to where we can’t wait to see if it’s solved on Monday. If it’s not solved on Monday we have no game at all next week.”
Mancuso said he informed the schools Friday morning.
Station Camp coach Shaun Hollinsworth was on the practice field this morning and said when the Bison’s practice is over he will contact Hendersonville coach Bruce Hatfield about when the game will be played.
“It’s going to be my goal to move it to Friday,” Hollinsworth said.
Mancuso said he waited as long he could to make the programming switch and, like most in Sumner County, “hoped they’d resolve it (Thursday) night.”
“I feel bad for the kids,” Mancuso said. “With production trucks, crews and everything else, and these aren’t full-time employees, unfortunately we can’t wait that late. It’s a matter of arranging people to work the games and getting the satellite time.”
Mancuso said Thursday Night Lights will be held on Friday next week as it will broadcast the Father Ryan at Overton game. It is not ideal for the broadcast to be on Friday night next week, as it will go up against the Tennessee Titans’ second preseason game — at Tampa Bay.
“We need a game out there,” Mancuso said.
Sumner County Schools has a policy of no school-no games.
— Corby A. Yarbrough, Sports Editor