I'm not grading out when it comes to updating the blog, but for good reason. These are busy times in the sports world. Here's what we have coming up in the home stretch of the 2009 year:
WPDE Zone Plays of the Year: Beginning on Monday, November 9th, carolinalive.com will have the 2009 Zone Plays of the Year. There are six categories and six finalists in each category. It's always great to see all the great video we've captured during 11weeks of football and it's fun to see which communities rally and get their fans to stuff the ballots with votes.
Cliff Ellis Show : Our final David Bennett Show airs on Sunday November 22nd. On the following Sunday, November 29th we will have our first Cliff Ellis Show. We'll look back on an exciting November for the Chants highlighted by a trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to face the Duke Blue Devils. We'll take the month of December off and return with shows every Sunday at noon beginning on Sunday, January 3rd
10th Annual WPDE All-Zone Banquet: The banquet will take place on December 10th, and our special will air on Sunday, December 13th on WPDE. This year we are incorporating a North Carolina All-Zone squad as well as a SCISA player of the year. We'll announce the Zoneman Finalists in mid-November and see if Everett Golson of Myrtle Beach becomes just the second two time winner of the Zoneman, joining Marlboro County's Syvelle Newton.
North South/Mr. Football Special: This will air on Sunday December 13th right before the Zone Banquet at 1:30 pm. This is a statewide special that airs in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville and spotlights the exciting week for the North South All-Stars here in Myrtle Beach. In addition, we'll profile the finalists for Mister Football and talk with the 2009 winner.
On Christmas Day, we'll look back on the top 10 local sports stories of 2009. We'll also post this on carolinalive.com as well to look back on another great year of local sports.
So there you have it - a full plate and we're looking forward to another exciting playoffs on the gridiron.