A new era of Tuscaloosa County High football begins on August 25 and every game can once again be heard on Tide 102.9 and 100.9. 

First-year head coach John Holladay takes over the program after the departure of Bart Sessions, who finished the 2016 season with a 2-8 record. Holladay arrives from Buckhorn, where he spent a year. His past coaching stops also include Walker, Clay-Chalkville, Hamilton and Brilliant.

But the changes aren't just contained to the field. The broadcasts will have a different sound in 2017 as color analyst Greer Williams has left to join Holladay's staff. This year, play-by-play broadcast Mick Gillispie will be joined by Eric Estes, a former quarterback for the Wildcats back in the late 80s who led the team to an undefeated regular season. Estes went on to play college football and baseball at Southern Miss and backed up Brett Favre for a season. Estes also spent three years as a volunteer coach for the Wildcats.

Eric Estes
Eric Estes

The broadcast team will also include Steve Goldberg, a Missouri graduate and the voice of the Mobile Baybears.

The season kicks off on Friday, August 25 with a home game against crosstown rival Bryant High at 7:00 PM. Every game can be heard on 102.9 and 100.9 FM in Tuscaloosa and can be heard everywhere online and the RadioPup app.

Here's a look at the full 2017 schedule:

  • August 25 vs Bryant
  • September 1 at Northridge
  • September 8 at Thompson
  • September 15 vs Huffman
  • September 22 at Hoover
  • September 29 vs Hillcrest
  • October 6 vs Mountain Brook
  • October 13 at Oak Mountain
  • October 20 vs Spain Park
  • October 27 vs Vestavia Hills

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