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Bulldogs to Be Featured as the 'Game of the Week' vs. Bellwood


WHVL-TV, Central Pennsylvania’s first station to televise live local high school football, on July 16 announced its 2020 Game of the Week schedule.

WHVL will televise 10 action-packed games this fall each Friday at 7 p.m. throughout the regular season.

The season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 28, when Bellwood-Antis meets rival Tyrone in the 82nd edition of the Backyard Brawl at Gray Veterans Memorial Field. This will be the second year in a row the Game of the Week has televised this great central Pennsylvania rivalry. Bellwood-Antis pulled out a thrilling 35-32 win last season in double overtime.

The live action continues the next week when Mifflin County travels to Tigers Stadium to face Hollidaysburg. Mifflin County looks to continue their climb up the Mid-Penn Colonial Division standings while Hollidaysburg is eyeing a return the PIAA playoffs. The Golden Tigers will be back on the Game of the Week on Oct. 2 when they host Erie McDowell.

The 2020 Game of the Week schedule features the area’s top programs. Bald Eagle Area, 2019 PIAA semifinalists in Class 3A, will make an appearance on the Game of the Week when they host Huntingdon on Friday, Sept. 18.

Perennial state qualifier State College makes two appearances on the Game of the Week. The Little Lions host Cumberland Valley on Friday, Oct. 9. All eyes will be on the Game of the Week and Memorial Field on Friday, Oct. 23, as Harrisburg and State College meet in a contest with major Mid-Penn Commonwealth implications.

Mountain League powerhouse Clearfield will be featured twice in September. The Bison will face the resurgent Penns Valley Rams on Sept. 11 prior to their showdown with Bellefonte on Friday, Sept. 25. Clearfield and Bellefonte have developed into another great regional rivalry. The Red Raiders beat the Bison twice last season, including a 35-21 win to claim the District 6/9 Class 4A Championship that was televised by WHVL.

Bellwood-Antis will close out the Game of the Week schedule on Friday, Oct. 30, by hosting Claysburg-Kimmel. Claysburg-Kimmel finished 9-4 last season and reached the second round of the District 6 Class A playoffs.

Calling the action will be the WHVL’s broadcast team of Joe Putnam, Sam Stroh and Kenny Schierlinger.

WHVL is available over the air on digital channel 27 and on eight cable systems including channel 14 & 809 on Comcast, channel 2 on Atlantic Broadband in Johnstown and Altoona and channel 17 in Clearfield, channel 15 on Windstream, channel nine Zito Media in Zion, channel 7 & 809 Penn State Campus Cable, Nittany Media channel 7 & 907 in the Juniata Valley.


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