Posted August 24, 2014 06:19 pm - Updated August 24, 2014 06:25 pm

Tis the season

We at the Log Cabin do preseason football differently.

Like most offenses nowadays, we are spread and multiple.

In addition to the usual print preview packages, we go digital bigtime, including two 30-minute television specials that began airing on Conway Corp. Channel 22 Sunday. I don't know of a newspaper — certainly none even close to our size — that produces a television special and coordinates it with a print package like we do.

Videographer Eric White and I have been working hard on this for the past month. Every head coach in Faulkner County, college and high school, has visited our office for a studio interview. In turn, Eric and I have been to a practice session of every county team for further interviews and videos of coaches and players. For the fourth year, Andy Hawkins, a city councilman with media experience in another life, has lended his talents to hosting two 30-minute specials (one each for college and high school).

Those began airing on Conway Corp. Channel 22 Sunday evening. They will be repeated from 5-6 p.m. daily and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on weekends through Sept. 7.

These reports are combined with capsule previews of one county team each day beginning Sunday with UCA and resuming on Friday, Aug. 29, with the high school teams. Those contain basic information and a tidbit or two you may not know.

Individual segments, with some additional football, of each team featured in the TV special will be posted on video

Check us out. It should whet the appetite for more football.