Beginning September 24, 2020, the excitement of East Texas high school football comes to KTPN-TV (The Z) with the launch of “Tyler Football Live.” Home games for the Tyler High Lions and Tyler Legacy Red Raiders played at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium will be broadcast live on KTPN and livestreamed on the digital platforms of sister Nexstar stations KETK.com, FOX51.com, and the KETK mobile app.
“We are excited to be able to bring Tyler high school football to the many fans who are unable to attend the games this year. Our partnership with Tyler ISD and KTBB is yet another example of our dedication to our local communities,” said KETK/FOX51/KTPN Vice President & General Manager, Ward L. Huey.
All games will be hosted by veteran East Texas sportscaster Bill Coates, who has been broadcasting college and professional sports since 1981. The voice of several local teams, including Tyler Junior College, UT Tyler basketball, and both Tyler and Tyler Legacy football, Coates is a six-time winner of the Associated Press award for Best Sportscast in Texas and a three-time winner of Best Sports Play-by Play in Texas.
“We are grateful for our partnership with KETK and KTPN so that we can make this viewing opportunity available to our fans,” said Tyler ISD Athletic Director Greg Priest.
The action kicks off Thursday, September 24, when “Tyler Football Live” will broadcast the Tyler ISD season opener featuring the Tyler Lions hosting the Texas High Tigers.