Alabama Public Television to broadcast live high school state football and basketball championships

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Sweetwater High School (purple) vs. Wadley High School (white) at the Super 7 Football Championships in Protective Stadium on December 2, 2021. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Alabama Public Television (APT) announced today it will televise live statewide coverage of both the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 2022 Super 7 Championships and the 2023 AHSAA State Basketball Championships’ 14 state girls’ and boys’ finals.

The new expanded coverage is made possible by a partnership with the NFHS Network, the digital leader in High School Sports.

“We are excited that APT and the NFHS Network will be partnering to expand the coverage, thus making available our Super 7 state championship games and State Basketball Finals to basically every household in the state thanks to APT’s presence and availability through cable, satellite and antenna TV,” said AHSAA Executive Director Alvin Briggs in a statement announcing the far-reaching agreement that benefits the association’s member schools.

What to Expect

APT’s interim executive director Phil Hutcheson noted several public television stations that carry their state’s championship games are very popular.

“Georgia Public Broadcasting has the highest ratings for public television in the country when they present their coverage,” added Hutcheson.

Here is how the broadcast arrangement between APT and NFHS will work:

  • APT will broadcast Alabama’s State High School Football Championships live from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 2  
  • Digital viewing will be shown on the NFHS Network   
  • Recordings of the games will be available on-demand on APT’s website the week following the broadcast

As part of the agreement, APT also plans to televise the 2023 AHSAA Basketball State Championships’ 14 state boys’ and girls’ finals. The games will continue to be produced by WOTM TV with Vince Earley serving as executive producer.

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Montgomery-Carver High School celebrating a victory at the 2021 Regional Finals. (AHSAA/Facebook)

2022 AHSAA Super 7 Game schedule

Excited about watching wall-to-wall high school football championships this coming month? 

Here is the lineup:

WEDNESDAY, NOV 30

2:30  AHSAA Super 7 Day 1 Opening Show

3:00   AHSAA Flag Football Championship Game

7:00   AHSAA Class 7A Championship Game

THURSDAY, DEC 1

10:30  AHSAA Super 7 Day 2 Opening Show

11:00 AHSAA Class 3A Championship Game

3:00   AHSAA Class 1A Championship Game

7:00   AHSAA Class 5A Championship Game

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(Jacob Blankenship/The Bama Buzz)

FRIDAY, DEC 2

10:30  AHSAA Super 7 Day 3  Opening Show

11:00 AHSAA Class 4A Championship Game

3:00   AHSAA Class 2A Championship Game

7:00   AHSAA Class 6A Championship Game

Several state agencies and corporations are supporting the broadcasts on APT. They include: 

  • Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)
  • Alabama Secretary of State – Alabama Votes campaign
  • Google
  • Children’s Hospital of Alabama
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR)

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Pat Byington
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