CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All right gang, huddle up.
Or, rather, Huddle up.
Computer network ground has already been broken for what will be the state's premier high school football Web destination: the Gazette-Mail "Huddle."
Regular visitors to the Gazette's website - www.wvgazette.com - might have already seen the launch. Already the destination provides more prep football content than any other Mountain State site can generate.
But wait. There will be more.
On Friday nights, beginning next week, the site will spectacularly light up. The Charleston Gazette (yes, aka "America's Paper") will team with the Charleston Daily Mail to provide up-to-date scores, stories, videos from our photographers, videos from fans, statistics, schedules and weekly player recognition.
If you're an advertiser, I'd advise to get on board now. If you're a fan, check our website or go to www.wvhuddle.com. You're in for a treat.
And here's the kicker: The "Huddle" will only get better. We expect to add promotions. As we move along, fans will add video of their school's marching band, cheerleaders or team, which will only enhance the experience.
In Week One, the combined staffs are expected to cover 18 area teams in nine games. In subsequent weeks we'll cover that many or more. In addition, we'll keep our eyes on, and report on, other regional and statewide games. Every score will be available.
So click on your "Favorites" tab now and add the Gazette-Mail High School Huddle.
WVU assistant athletic director Matt Wells, who is in charge of marketing and sales, recently closed on a house. And with the Mountaineer football opener just over a week away, he's pretty much closed on the team's final season ticket sales number.
"We're at 33,200 or just a little more," Wells said on Thursday. "That will be close to our final number."