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high school football previews

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Upstatesfinest, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    you're so right... damn it, i always forget that we publish for contest judges

    as an aside, i had an editor whom i think really thought that way. amazing. i was always big on the football theem when i was in charge of 'em. silly me. i didn't know how much better it would serve our judges if i had some jackass playing the saxaphone
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Our "with-it" ME and editorial consultants are big on pop-culture references, too.

    We're thinking of "Whoomp There It Is" and "U Can't Touch This."

    ::) ::) ::)
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I interviewed at one place and of course they're giving me copies of the paper and sports previews to show me what the paper is like and all.

    One of the football previews had a stud linebacker in a butcher shop, looking he just took a bite of raw meat. Pretty cheesy.

    I don't think it's really necessary to go with one central theme throughout. It's hard to link every team together.

    With only 15 schools and 48 pages, you still have a pretty good chance to get creative, upstate.

    For your cover story, do an enterprise type story with a cool photo, fairly lengthy and try to emcompass all schools in that. That offensive lineman story sounds like a good start.

    Or maybe something on high school stadium history in your area.

    And then get into the nuts and bolts, 12-15 inch or so previews on each team, schedules and if possible, helmet graphics (even if its just generic ones). Put the school name, mascot and a helmet in a breakout with the schedule, along with returning players, coach, coach record, etc, etc).

    Sprinkle in some facts boxes (all time leading rushers, passers, receivers, tacklers), last season stats and it will still look good enough for awards, since your SE is so concerned with those.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    back in the day one of the things i did for helmet logos that turned out pretty good was ask every school for a helmet sticker. had it scanned in and cleaned up
  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    All that said, offensive linemen are almost always good quotes. Especially after losses, when quarterbacks put on moves they couldn't make during the game to get the hell out of Dodge.
  6. JuneBug1

    JuneBug1 Member

    Are there any local teams who have quarterbacks who ride motorcycles without a helmet? :)
  7. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Hey Upstate,
    Make sure now that the boss won't go on another vacation when you're getting ready to put the thing to bed.

    Just lookin' out.
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

  9. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Too much?
  10. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I'm just sayin...
  11. schrdp2002

    schrdp2002 Member

    High School Preview time? It is June. We just had the state finals on Saturday. Time for vacation. Talk to me in mid July or early August...
  12. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    i'm a big fan of the lesbian cheerleader theme. But that's just me, and maybe Hoops.
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