Gridiron Glory returns for 13th season

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Gridiron Glory’s 13th season will bring high school football fans an all-new student crew and a more interactive way fans can keep tabs on their favorite teams.

The live, 30-minute student-produced high school football show can be seen throughout the high school football season at 11:30 p.m. on Friday evenings and a repeat of the program airs at 11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings on WOUB-HD.

A redesign of gives Gridiron Glory viewers an easier way to find information on their favorite teams and conferences by providing short concise video updates and stories. Entire episodes of the show will continue to be available online.

Blake Brodie will be this year’s host. Brodie has worked as a reporter with Gridiron Glory and Hardwood Heroes. Rachel Hoops will produce the show. Hoops will lead the team as the second female producer in the show’s history.

Jason Chiapinno will direct the show and Adam Schrand will round out the technical team as technical director. Kristen Walters, a senior, will return for the second season as Interactive Media coordinator.

Mike Rodriguez, director of student professional development, is looking forward to the upcoming season with the new crew.

“We are always expanding in new communities and looking for new ways to get the audience involved,” Rodriguez said.

According to Rodriguez, each season students make the show their own. “Each year the show expands to try new things. It gives students a chance to be involved in the creative process.”

“Gridiron Glory highlights great teams in southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia. It also gives OU students an opportunity to tell stories about local communities beyond football,” Rodriguez said. “Students get practical experience in sports broadcasting and a way to service communities in our region.”