Two televised games highlight BC football schedule

BREVARD, N.C. – After making its first-ever televised appearance during the 2013 season, the Brevard College football team will have two South Atlantic Conference games broadcast live during the upcoming 2014 campaign.

Brevard’s October 4 contest with Lenoir-Rhyne and October 18 game against Wingate will be shown on WMYA My40. Both games will kick off at 4:15 p.m. and will be preceded by a half-hour pregame show. Ingles Markets will serve as the games’ title sponsor. Lenoir-Rhyne is coming off a stellar season that saw the Bears surge to the national title game and finish the season with a No. 2 national ranking, while Wingate returns 18 starters from last year’s team that went 3-4 in conference play.

“We’re very excited about having the opportunity to play in two televised games this season,” remarked head coach Paul Hamilton. “Certainly our opponents are outstanding teams. It’ll be a great challenge for our football program. We appreciate the exposure and credibility we’ll be able to gain from having this kind of opportunity.”

“We’re thrilled that after having our first ever televised game last year we’re able to add two more this season,” added athletic director Juan Mascaro. “Playing these games gives us the chance to reach people who may not be familiar with Brevard College or with our football program. We’re so thankful for sponsors like Ingles that work hard to make events like this a reality for us.”

Last season, Brevard squared off with South Atlantic Conference foe Catawba in the first televised game in program history. The Tornados were led by Jordan Ollis, who picked up 108 yards on 20 carries for his second 100-yard game of the season. Kelvin Jeter pitched in a pair of touchdowns and 79 yards on just eight carries while Michael Gruber and Marcus Lunsford finished with 15 and 13 tackles, respectively. But the Indians, led by 320 yards through the air from former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien, took home a 34-17 win in a game that was also shown on My40.

“WMYA My40 wants to be the home of locally produced sports in western North Carolina and the upstate of South Carolina,” said Jack Connors, general manager of WLOS and WMYA, “and establishing a relationship with Brevard College is an important building block in what we’re looking to do with the station. We see these games as an opportunity to help raise the profile of Brevard’s athletic programs and the college in general.”

WMYA My40 is operated in conjunction with Asheville-area ABC affiliate WLOS. The network is available through cable and satellite television services with local networks, including channel 110 for Comporium subscribers in Brevard, or on over-the-air channels 40 and 13.2.

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