From commentary to slow-motion replays, livestream of Henrico-Varina game brought to you by students

Henrico, Va., Oct. 17, 2019 – When the Henrico Warriors visit Blue Devil Stadium Friday night to take on Varina High School in football, there will be a third team of talented students scrambling hard on each play. A sophisticated livestream presentation of the entire game – similar to televised sports broadcasts – will be run mostly by students from HCPS’ Center for Communications and Media Relations at Varina High School. The students’ live coverage will feature multiple cameras, slow motion replays, color commentary, sideline reports, graphics and more.

While students in the Varina High School specialty center take classes relevant to TV work, this week they got some extra training. Students working the game spent time with members of Henrico Schools’ Department of Communications and Public Relations, getting training in the particulars of handling a live sports presentation.

“The Center for Communications and Media Relations’ students continue to build their resumes by taking advantage of exciting opportunities such as this,” said Heidi Craft, director of the Center for Communications and Media Relations. “Many of our students desire a career in sports broadcasting. This livestream is a great way to give them firsthand experience on the sidelines and in the booth. Many of them participated in the livestream basketball game last year and jumped at the chance to cover such a high-profile, high-stakes football game that will honor their friends on senior night.”

You can find a link to the livestream by going to The game is scheduled for kickoff Friday at 7 p.m.

The game presentation will be replayed on HCPS-TV (Comcast channel 99 and Verizon FIOS channel 38). Replay times are:

  • Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 26, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 27, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.