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Football state championship special section

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by esport12, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. esport12

    esport12 Member

    Just out of curiosity, was wondering what people have done or what works well when doing a special section for a high school football team heading to the state championship. Something beyond the standard stats, rosters, lineups, schedules, how they got there, by the numbers, keys to victory, etc.

    Any ideas/discussion would be appreciated.

  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Poster pages are easy enough and well-received.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Sections of this type, I like to include a story on the opponent.
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yeah, for sure. Scouting report. Most fans already know about the "home" team and its players, but may know little to nothing about the team they will be facing.
  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I've tried that in the past and it wasn't too well-received. My readers seemed to want to read more about their team, even if all I was doing was telling them things they already knew.
  6. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Maybe a flashback to a previous team that went to the championship game?
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Chances are, if it's a pretty big program that's won multiple titles or been to the finals several times, there are brothers that played on those teams. If you find a family with two or three sons that played on those teams, there's a good story.
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