High school football state finals to air statewide exclusively on Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS will broadcast the 2020 2A-7A high school football state finals live from War Memorial Stadium beginning Saturday, Dec. 5, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA), offering families and fans a safe viewing option in uncertain times.
Beginning the week after each broadcast, championship games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs and in the Engage Arkansas PBS app.
For anyone who chooses to watch away from the crowds, AR PBS Sports will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on Arkansas PBS’s primary channel. Correct channel information is available in local TV listings. All ways to watch Arkansas PBS can be found at myarkansaspbs.org/waystowatch.
The Arkansas high school football state finals will air live on AR PBS Sports at the following times:
This Saturday, Bryant and North Little Rock will play at 12:10 p.m. for the 7A championship. Later on Saturday, Greenwood takes on Lake Hamilton for the 6A title, set to kick off at 6:40 p.m.
On Dec. 12, the 5A championship game starts at noon, with the 2A title game set for 6:40 p.m. Then on Dec. 19, the 4A title game takes place at noon, while the 3A championship game wraps things up at 6:30 p.m.
“Our member schools have worked very hard to allow us to move forward with activities,” AAA Assistant Executive Director Derek Walter said. “Thanks to the governor’s working group, we have been able to move forward safely.
On the Monday following the finals, games will be available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience. Games will also be available through the Engage Arkansas PBS app and PBS Video app on mobile or streaming devices.
Arkansas PBS and the Arkansas Activities Association have taken precautions to help limit COVID-19 exposure for players, fans and staff, including social distancing, requiring masks and properly disinfecting between games. Additionally, anyone attending the championship games must adhere to War Memorial Stadium’s COVID-19 protocol.
The Arkansas high school football state finals are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at 1037thebuzz.com/football.
Some weekend programming will be preempted during the broadcast of state championship games. An up-to-date schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at myarkansaspbs.org/schedule.