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New Jumbotron and Live Stream Broadcast Open 2023 Football Season

New Jumbotron and Live Stream Broadcast Open 2023 Football Season
Pre-Game Begins at 7 p.m. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday night lights are shining even brighter at Heywood Stadium with the installation of a new LED video display that is one of the largest to be installed at a high school. Completed this week, the new display board measures 46x25 feet and will be enhanced by new loudspeakers and stadium lighting.

“This will be a great addition to the fan experience and will amp up the already electric atmosphere of a Friday night game in Heywood, said Head of School Chris Angel ’89, adding that the board will have other purposes such as showing movies for the student body and Baylor’s residential life community.

Utah-based Revel Media Group, a company specializing in large format LED boards is providing the technology behind the display while local businessman Gary Bumgarner built the structure.  Bumgarner’s construction company specializes in building large video displays and scoreboards at professional and college sports venues, including the 360 Jumbotron for Super Bowl 56, LSU football, the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Hawks, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee, among many others.

“It has been quite a number of years since we installed a new scoreboard at Heywood Stadium,” said Baylor Athletic Director Mark Price.  “We are proud to be able to enhance our fan experience with such a robust digital video board.  It is a great addition not only for the stadium, but for our entire campus.”

Local Sportscasting Veterans Team Up for Live Stream

Local sportscasting veterans Jim Reynolds and Craig Cecil are teaming up to provide play-by-play and color commentary for Baylor School’s live stream broadcasts for the 2023 football season.  

Broadcasts will air beginning 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 when the Red Raiders take on the Rabun Gap Eagles.   Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.  WATCH THE LIVE STREAMING HERE

Reynolds is entering his 43rd year as the football and basketball play-by-play voice of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  He is a member of the UTC Hall of Fame (2002), Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame (2007), and the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame (2017).  In addition to his work with UTC, Reynolds serves as co-host on the morning radio program on WGOW-FM.  He has also broadcast Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and the High School football Game of the Week in Chattanooga.   

Cecil is also no stranger to high school football and brings more than 30 years of experience in sports broadcasting. A graduate of The University of Houston with a degree in Radio and Television Communication, he began his career with The Houston Oilers and then moved into the position of television sports anchor in Lufkin, Texas.  In 1995 he joined the sports anchor team at WRCB-TV 3 where he was the weekend anchor for six years. He has been broadcasting high school football games in the Chattanooga area since 1995. 

Craig Cecil and Jim Reynolds