In the world of high school athletics, nothing beats shooting Friday night football.
This is the time of year when most sports writers and videographers think, “I still have a month left before the insanity begins.”
That is not the case here at the Herald-Republic. Football fever is already in full swing, and this year we’re bringing some cool new features to the table.
Traditionally our award-winning sports staff produces an annual football preview section with team capsules, stunning images and feature stories on our 16 high-profile local teams. But this year we’re adding a digital touch — video previews for those same 16 teams.
Our weekly sports program Prep Insider grew in interest dramatically last high school season, so we figured that we would capitalize on that engaged audience by producing a semi-Prep Insider for each team.
We’ve been bringing coaches and players from throughout the valley into our studio to tell us about the upcoming season. Each of these videos is paired with our analysis, stats and highlights to create a complex preview.
We’ve also been working with our graphics team to refresh the look of the show.
You can find the 16 previews on yakimaherald.com on Sept. 1, and later that week we’ll shoot our first Prep Insider of the year and open football season.
Pigskin season is upon us here at YH-R — and I couldn’t be happier.