High School Football America in QB1 Season 2 Premiere

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Season 2 of the Verizon and Complex Network’s docuseries QB1: Beyond the Lights premiered Wednesday on Verizon’s portfolio of media brands including go90, Complex, Complex Networks’ Rated Red channel, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo View, Rivals.com, Fios On Demand and Fios1.

High School Football America is in Episode 1 entitled A Game About Life when St. John Bosco (California) quarterback Re-Al Mitchell, who enrolled at Iowa State in January, is interview by me on the High School Football America Radio Show.  The interview begins at the 10:45 mark of the show that can be seen by clicking here.

Aside from Mitchell, this season QB1 follows Justin Fields of Harrison High School in Georgia, the nation’s No. 1 high school quarterback, along with Sam Hartman of Oceanside Collegiate Academy in South Carolina.

Season 1 introduced audiences to Jake Fromm before becoming a household name in the college football at Georgia. Fields has also committed to Georgia. Hartman will attend Wake Forest.

“The sacrifice and commitment these athletes put in to get to this point in their career is tremendous, but also just the beginning of the great challenge that lies ahead of them in pursuing their collegiate and potentially professional football careers. We’re privileged to share this journey with our audiences and pull back the curtain on what it’s really like to strive for athletic excellence. We look forward to bringing three new stories of triumph, hardship and persistence to our fans this season,” said Ivana Kirkbride, head of digital content for Verizon.

“It’s been an honor to capture these three young men’s journeys at a pivotal point in their personal and professional lives. The heart, hard work and humility each of them displays will touch audiences who love sports and beyond,” said Peter Berg.

“No one does a better job at bringing the audience inside to feel the highs and lows of these athletes than Peter Berg and Film45. Complex Networks is thrilled to be working with Peter to bring another season of “QB1: Beyond the Lights” to our fans,” said Shawn Strickland, EVP Development for Complex Networks.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.