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State Football Championships To Be Televised

By Dave Hughes, DCRTV.com

Baltimore's Channel 54/WNUV will carry the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association's state football championships. Each game will be hosted by Bruce Cunningham, host of Channel 45/WBFF's "Sports Unlimited," and former Baltimore Ravens player Wally Williams.

The games include: the Class 3A championship at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, the Class 4A championship at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, and the Class 1A  and 2A championships Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.

The games will be simulcast in the Washington D.C. area. The Dec. 2-3 games will air on the This TV subchannel of Channel 50/WDCW, while the Dec. 4 games on Channel 50's main signal.

A 30-minute special, "High School Sports Spotlight," airing at 3 p.m. between the Saturday games, features profiles of area high school sports stars, past and present, and includes interviews with medical experts on how to prevent sports injuries.

Discussions with Ravens players on childhood nutrition and a look at the MPSSAA program will also appear in the program.

Following the live broadcasts, the games will be available for viewing free of charge at CWBaltimore.com.

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This year, SFMSports.net will broadcast the 91st annual Turkey Bowl.

Each Thanksgiving, Calvert Hall College High School meets Loyola Blakefield at M&T Bank Stadium. SFMSports.net will air the game in Baltimore on Fox 1370 as well as on the Eastern Shore's WQMR, 101.1 as well as streamed on the Web site.

The pregame show starts at 9 a.m. and kickoff at 10 a.m. Graham Whaples and Calvert Hall alum Mike Popovec will call the action, with sideline reports by PressBox's Matt Zenitz.

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Media Guide hears Ravens head coach John Harbaugh got into a public locker room confrontation with WNST's Drew Forrester after the Nov. 21 game in Charlotte.

"Someone with me on the trip said security had to get involved but I didn't see that personally," said a source who preferred to remain unnamed. "All of us in the media party traveling back to Baltimore think it stems from an exchange the two had last week during Harbaugh's press conference in which Forrester challenged Harbaugh to explain the team's inept offense."

Posted Nov. 24, 2010

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