FHSAA Football Playoff Announcement Show Set For Sunday

GAINESVILLE, FL (10/30/17) – The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Monday the announcement show for the football playoffs will be streamed live at 11 a.m. ET exclusively on NFHSNetwork.com. Following the conclusion of the one-hour show, the brackets for the 2017 Drive to December will be posted on the football page at FHSAA.org.

“We encourage member schools from across the state to tune in to this important program and celebrate the success of these hard-working student-athletes,” FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. “The excitement and buzz around the new playoff system is a testament to the amount of passion Floridians have for high school football, and this event is a perfect way for schools to engage their local communities.”

Hosting & Bracketing Info | Breaking District Ties

Hosted by Austin Lyon and Marty Pallman, the show will unveil the playoff brackets for all eight classes. The first regional playoff games for all eight classes take place Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

NFHS Network: How to Watch

The 2017 Florida High School Football State Championships will take place Dec. 7-9 at Camping World Stadium. For more information on the event, follow the Association on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”


The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.

A subscription to the NFHS Network is $9.99 per month. This fee helps directly offset the broadcast’s production costs. The brackets will be posted for free at FHSAA.org at noon (immediately after the conclusion of the show). This distribution method was the best way for the FHSAA to produce a broadcast that featured high production value, was live and available statewide. 

Please note former FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing changed our business model upon his arrival eight years ago. Since 2008, FHSAA funding has shifted from member schools to the corporate world, which includes media contracts with outlets such as the NFHS Network. In 2009, the financial goal adopted by the Association was to “Fund the organization with 100% ticket sales from State Finals, Sponsorships, Media Contracts, and Royalties so there is No Financial Burden to our Schools.”  This is a huge revenue generator for all member schools and has aided in a significant financial savings (more than $1 million) for our member schools since 2009.