JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - For the first time in the history of Region 8 Sports, a Football Fan Playoff champion will be crowned. The on-air and online tournament will pit fans against each other in a test to see which Region 8 high school football team has the best fans of them all.
The bracket includes seedings that were selected via an online survey done throughout KAIT. Each day on Region 8 Sports, matchups will be announced and then fans can go to the Region 8 Sports section of kait8.com to cast their vote for their favorite team. At 10:00 pm, the poll will close and the team with the most votes advances to the next round.
Despite an in-depth seeding process, Region 8 Sports Director Blake Guinn feels there were some errors, "I don't feel like the selection process was perfect, there were some definite snubs," said Guinn, "We're going to see some upsets."
The teams record and on the field success has nothing to do with the outcome of this tournament, this is strictly based off of fan support and who heads to the website to vote.
Tune in every weekday for Region 8 Sports at Six to get the matchups and then watch at 10:00 pm to see the winner of our daily pairings. The tournament is scheduled to conclude prior to the first game of the High School Football Season.
The Region 8 Sports department is excited about the fierce competition. "The Football Fan Playoff is all about the fans," said Region 8 Sports Anchor Kamen Entchev, "Everyone says they have the best high school football fans in Region 8, this is a chance to prove it."
To look at the bracket for the first ever Football Fan Playoff, click here. Be sure to watch Region 8 Sports at Six to see our first matchup get underway.
Editor's Note: This is all for fun and to get us excited about the high school football season approaching. This is not intended to get anyone angry or upset, rather to promote friendly rivalry and interaction about Region 8's best football fans.