State Champs! Extra Point to debut on WXYZ on August 31

SOUTHFIELD (WXYZ) - As the Sports Director at WXYZ, I'm pleased to announce an exciting addition to our Sunday sports lineup.

We are thrilled to expand our high school football coverage this fall by adding a new show, State Champs! Extra Point.  The show will air every Sunday at noon throughout the football season beginning August 31, 2014.

Watch a preview trailer for the show BY CLICKING HERE

Produced by the four-time Emmy winning team at State Champs! Sports Network , State Champs! Extra Point will feature highlights from around the region, rankings from State Champs! writer Tom Markowski and a Coach's Corner segment with the recently retired Al Fracassa, who led Brother Rice to a third-straight state championship last season. 

Hosted by Lorne Plant, State Champs! Extra Point will bring you closer to the high school football scene than you've ever been. Each week, you'll enjoy an inside look at the best games, the greatest rivalries and the heartwarming stories that make high school football the area's most popular scholastic sport.

I've been in Detroit for ten years and without hesitation, I'll be the first to tip my cap to the dedication, creativity and work ethic of the State Champs! team.  We are honored to work with them and can't wait to bring you closer to the action than you've ever been before on WXYZ.

We're continuing to expand our sports programming and we're just getting started. Stay tuned for more exciting updates as the fall season approaches and always feel free to send us your feedback and ideas by e-mail - 

Tom Leyden