Set your DVRs. The Alice Coyotes’ game against the Tuloso-Midway Warriors Thursday night is being broadcast live on local TV.
KRIS Communications is broadcasting the high school football game and is airing it on its sister station, The CW Network. Locally, the game will be shown on channel 23 for Spectrum subscribers, 14 on DirecTV, 13 on Dish Network and 6.2 on an antenna.
The broadcast begins at 7 p.m. with a pregame show live from Warriors Stadium in Tuloso-Midway. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m.
KRIS Communications began broadcasting high school games two years ago. The University Interscholastic League prohibits TV stations from broadcasting high school football games on Fridays, so the station has to carry a game set for a Thursday night or a game with teams willing to move their contest to a Thursday. That’s what Alice and Tuloso-Midway did.
KRIS sports director Alan Harwell said Alice and Tuloso-Midway coaches approached the station and asked about broadcasting their game, which was originally set for next Friday. This is the second game the station carries this season. They began the season by broadcasting the Gregory-Portland and Corpus Christi Carroll game.
“It’s going to be something cool for both schools,” Harwell said. “Neither school has been a part of our broadcasts before.”
KRIS Communications news director Paul Alexander will handle the play-by-play duties for the broadcast. Alexander is a former high school coach and a San Antonio sportscaster. Harwell will handle color commentating during the game.
The ball game is a crucial match-up for both teams since it is the District 15-5A, Div. II opener. If the contest is anything like last year’s, it should be an entertaining contest. In 2018, the Coyotes had to hold off the Warriors late in the game to win, 21-19. The outcome put Alice in the 30-5A play-in against Corpus Christi Moody and set the Coyotes up for a run to the third round of the state playoffs.