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Cal U television (CUTV) all set to telecast the “Friday Night Lights” of Southwestern Pennsylvania

The high school football season is a big deal in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Cal U's student television station will be covering the games every Friday night.

Doug Glattke

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    California University Television (CUTV) has recently started their high school football coverage. Every Friday, a group of students on campus travels to a high school football game and streams the game live to YouTube pending 4G availability, then will air them on tape delay throughout the week. 

    This is a good opportunity for students in CUTV to enhance their skills, and take what they learn in the classroom to the field. The 2018 season kicked off in the back yard of California University of Pennsylvania, as Brownsville High School took on Bentworth.

     The game was dominated by Bentworth sophomore, Trent Cavanaugh, who rushed for 193 yards and finished the game with three total touchdowns. The contest ended in a 34-14 victory for the Bentworth Bearcats, giving them their first win of the season.

  The coverage will continue when CUTV covers their first ever District 3 matchup between Millersburg High School and Upper Dauphin on September 7. The game will feature sophomore WR/QB, Caden Feaster of Millersburg, who is currently averaging 212.5 total yards per game. Feaster is tabbed as the star player for the Indians, althought Millersburg is coming into the weekend with an 0-2 record.

    Upper Dauphin is looking to bounce back after suffering a 41-28 loss at the hands of a familiar Tri-Valley conference foe, Halifax. The Indians are joining a list of high schools across the nation in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Touchdowns Against Cancer 2018. The public can pledge an amount of money for each touchdown that Millersburg scores from Sept. 7-30 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    The Friday night matchups continue with Charleroi vs. Frazier, California vs. Washington and Belle Vernon vs. Greensburg-Salem. Charleroi is led by senior, Geno Pellegrini, who accounted for seven touchdowns in their last contest against a stunned opponent, Washington. California High School is currently 0-2 after graduating ten seniors who helped lead them to a 12-1 record last season. 

    Belle Vernon Area is looking to build off of an undefeated regular season in 2017 that was halted by a first-round playoff loss to Thomas Jefferson. 

CUTV’s October coverage kicks off with Elizabeth Forward vs. North Catholic, Carmichaels vs. Union and Ringgold vs. West Mifflin. 

    Carmichaels finished last season with an 8-4 record and are looking to transition that momentum into this season. Ringgold is led by legendary football coach Mike Zmijanic who is best known for his long tenure at Aliquippa where he led the Quips to numerous WPIAL and PIAA state championships. Zmijanic replaces Nick Milchovich at Ringgold and looks to improve upon the team’s 3-6 record in 2017. 

    The seasons coverage will close out on October 26 when Beth-Center takes on Frazier. Beth-Center is led by Dominic Fundy and Bailey Lincoski who each lead their team in passing and rushing yards with 314 and 211 respectively. 

These broadcasts will be followed up with CUTV’s award winning high school roundup program which will feature coverage from CUTV’s game of the week as well as highlights and analysis of the standings of the schools from the eight conferences in the CUTV viewing area.

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Cal U television (CUTV) all set to telecast the “Friday Night Lights” of Southwestern Pennsylvania