Gents, Pios, Wolves to be featured on Cox 4 Game of the Week schedule
CROWLEY – The Notre Dame Pioneers and the Crowley Gents will be featured once again on Cox 4 television.
Cox 4 recently released its Game of the Week television schedule for the upcoming football season and the defending Class AAA state champion Pios will have two of their games aired live while the Gents, who lost in the second round of the playoffs in 2009 to eventual state runnerup Parkview, will play in front of a regional audience once.
“It’s kind of a mixed bag with the televised games sometimes,” said Notre Dame coach Lewis Cook. “We depend so much on the home gates to support our programs that you worry sometime about playing on television because it could hurt your gate a little bit.
“But, I don’t mind being on there because it’s good for the kids. And it does bring it to a lot of other people that don’t have the opportunity to come to the games.
“Whenever they ask, we’re going to accept. We’re just glad we have that opportunity.”
The Pios’ first televised game will be at Gardiner Memorial Stadium against St. Louis on Sept. 24. They will also be featured again when they travel to Leroy to take on North Vermilion on Oct. 29.
Crowley High will have its game against Rayne on Oct. 1 aired and CHS coach Tommy Tate is excited about that opportunity.
“It’s good for the players, the alumni, the administration and everything, just to get Crowley High some exposure on television,” said Tate. “We always look forward to it and it’s always a good night. The kids look forward to performing on TV.”
The game for the Gents is huge not only because it is against a parish rival, but because it is their 2010 Homecoming contest as well.
“Rayne has always been a big rivalry game for Crowley and it should be a good night,” said Tate. “We should have a big crowd so that always looks good for high school football.”
Rayne will also be part of Cox 4’s Game of the Week on Nov. 5 when they play host to Abbeville in a District 5-AAA showdown.
Church Point will also be featured, however on another network.
KLAF recently released its prep football television schedule and they will televise the Bears’ District 4-AAA finale at home against the Eunice Bobcats on Nov. 5.