It seems like it was only yesterday that we took to the ArtistFirst Radio Network airwaves out of Ohio with an idea and a big dose of hope that high school football fans across America would enjoy a year-round radio show on the internet dedicated to the sport played by more than 15,000 schools and 1.1 million players across America.
Tonight we celebrate the beginning of our fifth year!
We’d like to thank everyone for making the show a hit. We currently get over 60,000 downloads per show, which tells us that that little idea we hatched on July 21, 2011 was in-fact exactly what high school football fans wanted in-season and out.
Tonight’s show has two great guests — Chris Wolfe, head coach at Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky and Jason Negro, head coach at St. John Bosco in Bellflower in Southern California.
Last weekend, Male won the National Select 7 on 7 passing tournament in Hoover, Alabama. The Bulldogs may be able to use the momentum from that big win to carry them to higher heights in the Bluegrass State this year.
Coach Wolfe talks about a team that returns a lot of talent this season that should put Male in position for a deep postseason run. The Bulldogs enter this year, fourth on America’s all-time football victories list with 844 wins.
Last year, finished a perfect 10-0 during the regular season before losing to eventual Class 6A champion Trinity in the second round of the playoffs in overtime.
After our chat with Coach Wolfe, we travel across the country to speak with Coach Negro whose teams have finished the last two years ranked in our Top 25. In 2013, the Braves won their first-ever state title, finishing #2 in our national poll. Last year, Negro’s team finished 12-2, ranked #15 in the HSFA Top 25.
SJB will be ranked in our preseason Top 25 that we’ll release on August 1st.
Coach Negro will discuss this year’s squad, which he feels can achieve the same goals that the undefeated 2013 team reached. The Braves enter this season having won three straight Trinity League titles, while not losing a league game. The Trinity League is always one of the toughest leagues in the country.