A 12-person panel was polled on a variety of TVC topics. All were asked to rank the TVC before week one of the regular season. To see those rankings, visit our home page. Here’s how the rest of the votes shook out.
Our 12 member panel was asked to list their top three candidates for TVC Player of the Year in no specific order
Lukas Moore --
This will be my 7th season broadcasting high school football, and I am bubbling with excitement. This area is loaded with intrigue, and I'm ready to finally stop speculating about this season. I can't wait to feel the raw energy of rivalry games. I can't wait for the fun we have on Football Friday Nights on Power 105.
But, I'll be honest, I wish I wasn't broadcasting high school games this Friday. Not because I don't want to be there, but because I want to be calling NCAA/NFL games full-time. I mean, who doesn't? The money's better, the rosters aren't wrong, and more people listen. Most, maybe all, broadcasters feel the same way I do. Some of those broadcasters have given me sideways glances when I explain the level of preparation I put into high school games. Friends have given me even more sideways looks when I go on an angry rant about the horrific regional realignment by the OHSAA, or tell them that I don't party on Friday's.
Those friends usually ask this question, "Why do you care so much?"
I care because I'm in love with sports. I'm in love with telling stories within sports, and once I know what a game means and who's involved, I care a lot. The first step to a successful broadcast is actually caring about what you're broadcasting. Passion bleeds through the radio like a sharpie through paper. The listener can feel the energy, and the passion, if the broadcaster delivers. It's magical.
I felt that energy for the first-time in 2010.
Tyler Corbit --
The Alexander Spartans football program took a massive leap in the 2018 season. After consecutive 1-9 seasons and winless in conference seasons, the Spartans bounced back in a big way, going 4-6 on the year with a 2-4 record in conference, including a win over a strong Vinton County team.
As head coach Earich Dean enters his third year, he enters with something new, expectations. The 2018 program showed that Dean had what it takes to win with a small program and many should be expecting the program to take another step in the right direction.
Alexander is just four seasons removed from their 2015 league title and the program is looking to recapture the magic that the team brought to Albany.
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