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High School Heroes to shine this fall on CTV

WJ MOUAT NOTE: We will be featured on this CTV program for our home games on Oct. 1st and 8th.

By: Kelcey Brade, ctvbc.ca Date: Tuesday Sep. 7, 2010 5:16 PM PT

CTV News is pleased to announce that in September we will be introducing a new weekly sports segment. We call it High School Heroes, and it will celebrate school pride and the grassroots of football in our province.

Every Friday this fall, dozens of high schools from across B.C. will put their bragging rights on the line in a game of football. These intense battles on the gridiron not only unite the players in uniform, but they also bring together students, parents and fans in an ultimate show of school spirit.

High School Heroes will go beyond the players involved in the game. It will stretch into the hallways and classrooms of your school.

A high school hero can be anyone, not just the star quarterback. It can be someone who has accomplished something great in the area of academics, a promising young musician or a student who gives back by volunteering.

Every Monday during the football season, the two teams involved in the upcoming High School Heroes Game of the Week will be announced live on CTV News at Six.

Throughout the remainder of the week, CTV will be previewing the Friday night matchup with stories about the players and their schools.

The first High School Heroes Game of the Week will happen on Friday, Sept. 10. Sports Director Perry Solkowski will be live on location from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. counting down to kick-off with live interviews and feature stories.

Every Friday from Sept. 17 until the Championship finals in December, Solkowski or sportscaster Jason Pires will be reporting live from the Game of the Week school in the Lower Mainland or the Fraser Valley.

You can also watch the Game of the Week highlights, features and all the scores on CTV News at 11:30.

Weekly highlights, feature stories, a football insiders blog and photo galleries will also be available on the High School Heroes site.

We’ll be offering fans the chance to get involved on a week-to-week basis with High School Heroes in three more ways:

MyNews: If you happen to capture an amazing touchdown pass, a bone-crunching hit or crazy fans we want you to send those pictures or videos to MyNews.

Facebook: You can show your school spirit by visiting the High School Heroes Facebook page, where you can upload pictures and videos and meet new friends.

Twitter: Help provide up-to-the-minute updates about the B.C. high school football games you attend by tweeting about it. Connect with us on Twitter using the hash-tag #highschoolheroes.

And finally, if you know a high school hero in your community, nominate them. Email us (highschoolheroes@ctv.ca) their story and they could end up being featured on High School Heroes.

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