FHSAA & TV 27 To Present: Drive to December

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (9/25/18) – The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) is pleased to announce the debut of Drive to December, a new high school football playoff bracket reveal program. The one-hour show will be broadcast live on TV 27, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. 

TV 27 is an independent television station serving the Central Florida market. It can be seen on Spectrum channel 10 or free over the air on channel 27.  TV 27 is part of Cox Media Group, which also owns sister station WFTV Channel 9, the ABC affiliate in Orlando Florida.

Drive to December will be hosted by Channel 9 & TV 27 Sports Anchors Joe Kepner and Christian Bruey. The show will unveil the playoff brackets for all eight classes in Florida. Additionally, high school football experts from around the state will appear to provide analysis and preview the marquee games.

Following the conclusion of the show, the brackets for 2018 Drive to December will be posted on the football page at FHSAA.org. The first regional playoff games take place Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited to partner with TV 27 on Drive to December,” said George Tomyn, executive director of FHSAA. “We listened to our member schools and have made this broadcast free for everyone, so we encourage member schools from across the state to host watch parties in their community as we celebrate the best high school football in America.”

“No media entity in Central Florida devotes more resources to high school sports like TV 27, WFTV, and Cox Media Group,” said Paul Curran, market vice president for Cox Media Group Orlando. “We are pleased to extend our award-winning coverage of high school football through our partnership with the FHSAA. The first ever broadcast of the FHSAA selection show will expand the sport’s popularity throughout the region, good luck to all the schools this year and we can’t wait for the unveiling of the brackets in December.”

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The 2018 Florida High School Football State Championships will take place Dec. 6-8 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. For more information on the event, follow the Association on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat by searching for “FHSAA.”

WHAT:     DRIVE TO DECEMBER

WHO:        PRESENTED BY FHSAA & TV 27 (WRDQ)

WHEN:     NOVEMBER 4TH AT 11:00 A.M. (EST)

WHERE: LIVE ON TV 27

About 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.

About Cox Media Group Orlando:

Cox Media Group Orlando is a converged market of trusted radio and television brands, including WFTV (ABC) and WRDQ (Ind), News 96.5, K92.3, WMMO 98.9, Star 94.5, Power 95.3, 107.3 Solo Exitos, ESPN Orlando 580 a.m. CMG Local Solutions and Cox Events Group. No other media company matches COX Media Group Orlando’s combined TV, radio, and digital footprint in Central Florida.

About Cox Media Group:

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, four daily newspapers and more than 80 digital sites. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 2.7 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.