New Jumbotron makes it's debut at Calhoun

by Abbey Lennon, Calhoun Times Managing Editor

 
Phil Reeve stadium was buzzing Friday night, and it wasn't because it was filled with Calhoun Yellow Jackets, but because of the new Jumbotron that lit up Phil Reeve Stadium.

The large screen made its display debut. CHS students were responsible for the production shown on the big screen for fans and included replays as well as fan interaction during the game. Students were able to play music and display the video and advertisement boards that adorn the large screen. A flying camera also operated by the students allows for fan interaction inside the stadium.

“It feels really good that you and your peers get to see all these things and you put it together as a class,” said CHS Senior Tyler Smith, one of the production students helping work the jumbotron from the press box Friday night.

Teacher Bill Long explained the students pulled the Jumbotron’s debut off very well.

“The students did awesome, a fantastic job, I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Long during halftime.

Terry Brumlow, Director of the Calhoun Touchdown Club, explained the excitement of the unveiling.

“This is one of the things that excites me is to be able to put this thing in for the fans, for the city of Calhoun and for these kids that have this talent to be able to come in here and showcase it doing this technology, it’s amazing to me,” said Brumlow. “For an unveiling and a first start for everybody it’s looking really good,” he said.