High School Football “Game of the Week” Starts This Weekend on WLCS
(Muskegon, MI) — High School Football is back beginning this Friday and 98.3 WLCS will be broadcasting a “Game of the Week” that will feature the best match-ups of area teams during the regular season and the play-offs.
Play-by-play on WLCS-FM will be handled by Matt Tjapkes and Mike Taylor.
Tjapkes is a Grand Haven native who has a diverse broadcasting background. He has called girls softball games for the Michigan State Spartans Network and was the voice for a number of years for Muskegon Catholic Central games on WGHN. Tjapkes was also the play-by-play announcer for the Muskegon Fury.
Mike Taylor has coached football for a total of 32 years including 14 years of college and 18 years at the high school level. Coaching stops included the University of Michigan as a graduate assistant under Bo Schembechler and as an assistant coach at Western Michigan University. He was also the co-host of the WLCS “Power Hour every Wednesday at 5 pm for the past eight years.
Both Tjapkes and Taylor called Muskegon Big Red Football on the Muskegon cable access channel in 2019.
“We both are really excited to be broadcasting high school football at WLCS,” said Tjapkes. “Mike and I love high school sports and WLCS has had a long tradition for providing great local coverage of area teams.
“It will be very special for us to broadcast this season because fans won’t be allowed into the games. We get to be the eyes and ears for West Michigan football. That is an awesome responsibility. We will do everything we can bring every game to the people who are listening to us.”
Here are the regular season games that will be broadcast on 98.3 WLCS:
· September 18th: Mona Shores at Reeths Puffer
· September 25th: Benton Harbor @ Muskegon Catholic Central
· October 2nd: Montague @ Ravenna
· October 9th: North Muskegon @ Oakridge
· October 16th: Whitehall @ Montague
· October 23rd: Fruitport @ Spring Lake
· October 30th: Play-offs Begin – All Teams Qualify