Friday night we will see the glorious return of high school football in Michigan.
But due to COVID-19, there are heavy restrictions on fan attendance at all high school events. That’s why, last July, MHSAA partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to provide two free Pixellot cameras for each member school to broadcast their matches, one for the stadium and one for the gymnasium.
And you can watch them online at NFHS network and MHSAA.tv. About 270 schools are participating, according to MHSAA. That means you’ll be able to watch soccer, volleyball and soccer games from the comfort of your home this fall, and boys’ and girls’ basketball games in the winter.
You can stream games from your laptop, phone, or Roku device. The cost is $10.99 per month or $69.99 for the year. And if you miss the live matches, they’re available on demand to watch at your convenience.
There are 20 schools in Greater Lansing streaming games on the NFHS Network this year, and five more using alternative options.
Fourteen of the NFHS network’s school pages are created, and six more are still pending.
The 19 home game-ready schools listed on their streaming homepage include:
Okemos, Eaton Rapids and Ashley are still awaiting installation of their Pixellot cameras.
Grand Ledge, Fulton, Owosso and Alma are on the list of schools provided by MHSAA that will be broadcasting games this year, but have not yet set up games on their NFHS Network page.
High school football games available to stream on the NFHS Network or Sports Scope Friday night include:
- Portland to DeWitt7 p.m.
- East Lansing to Portage Central7 p.m.
- Williamston to Fowlerville7 p.m.
- Bricklayer in Haslett7 p.m.
- Ionia to Charlotte7 p.m.
- Dansville at Bath, 7 p.m.
- Pewamo-Westphalia to Laingsburg7 p.m.
- Olivet at Leslie’s7 p.m.
- Saginaw New in Ithaca7 p.m..
- Ovide-Elsie at Montrose7 p.m.
Lansing Christian, who does not have football, is in the process of acquiring Pixellot equipment and will have streaming capabilities in place for the winter sports season.
Contact digital sports journalist Phil Friend at 517-377-1220 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Phil_Friend.