As sports fans we have all dreamt of being the voice on the radio calling the games we love. For a handful of Roosevelt journalism students they are getting a real opportunity to pursue that dream.
"Birchill under center. He gives it off to Quintanilla who breaks it to the outside and Quintanilla is going to walk in for a Lincoln touchdown," said Roosevelt's Levy Ludens.
No, these aren't professionals calling the action at the Presidents Bowl; it's Roosevelt's student production team. Levy Ludens and Jacob Von Bergen have always had an interest in the art of play by play and now thanks to a new program they get to explore their talents.
"Mr. Powers came up and talked to us about doing it last year and it sounded like a really good idea. We decided to go with it and it has been a lot of fun. It's a fun way to watch your friends out on the field playing the sports that they love. It is also fun for us to announce it online for them," Roosevelt's Jacob Von Bergen said.
The broadcasting program is in its second year and currently has six students with a few others that help out. Mike Powers has been the head of the Rider's school news paper, but with the growing popularity of online live streaming saw an opportunity to get his students involved.
"They have done a great job. We have been doing this for two years now. Every week they do a football game, a basketball game in the winter, or a volleyball match. They just keep getting better and better. They have a lot of natural talent. It has been fun to watch them grow as they do this," Roosevelt teacher Mike Powers said.
As the students’ talents and interest in media communications grows, so will the program.
"I think that it will continue to grow. We started it out and hopefully kids will get more interested in it so it can grow.
Hopefully we can have more people broadcasting on the field, stat people, and camera crew," Ludens said.
You can hear more from the Rosie production team this Friday night as the top ranked Riders square off with the number two Patriots at Howard Wood Field. Kickoff is set for 7 o'clock.