August 6, 2008
Valdosta - The city of Valdosta made national news when ESPN named the city "Titletown USA" last month.
America will find out why Valdosta won that title when the network returns to Valdosta this fall.
Valdosta city schools and ESPN have reached a deal to televise the Winnersville Classic against cross-town rival Lowndes.
Valdosta High coach Rick Tomberlin says the contract was signed on Tuesday.
The game will air on ESPNU on October 10th. Valdosta High home games will start at 7:30 this year but the Lowndes game will kick at 8:00 p.m. at the request of ESPN.
The Winnersville Classic is one of the greatest rivalries in high school football and that will be on display across the nation.
Valdosta High coch Rick Tomberlin said "I think it was one of the best high school games in the country. Certainly one of the best in Georgia and I think ESPNU is wise to televise it.
Lowndes coach Randy McPherson said "It is going to be great to be able, for people to see that game on national t-v and what it is going to do for our community as a whole."
Lowndes High will be on television twice this season.
CBS Sports Channel will air the Northside game on October 3rd to a regional audience.