Will James and Jim Dimino have worked together announcing high school football games on a tape-delayed basis on Access Sacramento cable TV since 1996.
But tonight at 7 p.m., when No. 2 Nevada Union plays at No. 3 Grant, the duo will be broadcasting the Hometown Sports Game of the Week live on Comcast and Surewest Cable Channel 17 and AT&T U-verse cable channel 99.
Tonight's game is the first of 10 that will be broadcast from across Sacramento County.
James handles the play-by-play and Dimino, the former El Camino coach, handles the color commentary.
Access Sacramento, a non-profit organization funded in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable TV Commission, purchased new equipment this season that uses computers and cell phone technology to transmit the games digitally to the Access Sacramento studios for live broadcasts on the cable systems.
Game coverage, featuring a crew of 12, includes players' and coaches' interviews, instant replay and graphics. Games are directed by Cosumnes River College television instructor Gary Martin and engineered by Richard Langley.
Each Friday broadcast will be repeated twice: 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Access Sacramento Executive Director Ron Cooper says each game can also be seen via the internet at www.AccessSacramento.org by pushing the "Watch Channel 17" button. The games also will be available for three months on Comcast Xfinity Free Video on Demand.
The nine other 7 p.m. games scheduled are:
Sept. 7 - Elk Grove at Del Campo
Sept. 14 - Pleasant Grove at Inderkum
Sept. 21 - Jesuit vs. Franklin at Cosumnes Oaks
Sept. 28 - Sacramento at Burbank
Oct. 5 - Casa Roble at Del Campo
Oct. 12 - Cordova at El Camino
Oct. 19 - Sheldon at Folsom
Oct. 26 - Oak Ridge vs. Pleasant Grove at Sheldon
Nov. 2 - Franklin at Monterey Trail
Cooper says Access Sacramento also hopes to broadcast the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Nov. 9, 16 and 23, pending authorization from the CIF.