Bleacher Report to Live-Stream High School Football Games

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 11, 2016


This fall, Bleacher Report will become the first media outlet to produce high school football broadcasts exclusively for Facebook Live. While some companies have streamed games online, this innovative idea will provide the viewer with an optimal experience.

As the season heats up, we're scheduled to live-stream three intriguing games down the stretch.

Friday, Oct. 14: Sylvan Hills at Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Under the lead of coach Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy may be the most revolutionary team in the country—not just in terms of high school football, but college football and the NFL as well.

Kelley has become known around the country as "The Coach Who Never Punts." His strategy involves playing as aggressively as possible to put points up on the scoreboard—going for it on every fourth down, going for two-point conversions after every score and going for onside kicks.

Now, thanks to a FlyLine camera over the field and GoPro cameras around the stadium, fans around the country will get a chance to check out the bold strategy. Most notably, Kelley will be mic'd up throughout the game, giving fans the opportunity to get an inside look at the coach in action.

1,000 balloons, one golden ticket. The Pulaski Academy football team goes searching for the chance to design the first play vs. Sylvan Hills. 

Meet Kevin Kelley, the mastermind behind Pulaski Academy's unique brand of football, who's also known as "The Coach Who Never Punts."

Watch as Pulaski Academy's Seth Martin attempts to break the world record for most pumpkins smashed in a minute. 

Before Pulaski Academy and Sylvan Hills met on the gridiron, the two teams battled it out on the paintball field. 

Meet Omari Hervey, the Sylan Hills football player who wouldn't let a rare form of Leukemia stop him from his dream of playing football. 

The Sylvan Hills football team pulled off a hilarious locker room prank. 

Saturday, Nov. 5: Pittsburg at Antioch (Antioch, California)

When it comes to high school recruits, Antioch running back Najee Harris is one to keep an eye on.

Harris, who has committed to Alabama, is the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2017, per Already being compared to LSU star Leonard Fournette, this star tailback has been wreaking havoc on opposing defenses.

As part of the innovative live stream, there will be plenty of camera angles featuring Harris.


Saturday, Nov. 19: IMG Academy at Bishop Sullivan (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

The stars of the future will be on full display when IMG Academy and Bishop Sullivan square off in Virginia next month.

Both squads are loaded with talent, as there will be more than 30 future Division I athletes on the field. IMG Academy, which we profiled last year, even has an Under Armour sponsorship.

For fans who can't wait to see what the future holds, this game is a must-watch. Throughout the contest, analysts will provide in-depth breakdowns of the top players and give pro comparisons.

To capture all of the talent, we'll be using drones above the field of play.