If you thought Middle East peace negotiations were complicated, try putting two newspaper sports staffs — and two photo staffs — in a room to hammer out one awesome website that will cover Kanawha Valley prep football from one end to the other.
Actually, that last aspect — the awesomeness of the new Gazette-Mail High School Huddle — is both the end result and what made everybody involved adopt a cooperative spirit. Once everybody realized this thing could be great, everybody was on board.
And so the Huddle was born.
It’s a website that will be chock full of stories, photos and videos — plus other useful content — of the Kanawha Valley football scene. Look for content from both the Daily Mail and the Gazette in one handy location. The Daily Mail’s Tom Bragg is managing the site.
Derek Taylor, the Daily Mail’s preps editor, explained the Huddle better than I can in a column that ran today.
If you’re a high school football fan, I think you’re really going to like this.
It’s supposed to go live this weekend — just in time for practice in Kanawha County to start Monday.
Want to get a jump on it? Follow Derek Taylor on Twitter (@ItsreallyDT) and you’ll know exactly where it can be found the second it goes live (and keep following Derek for social media coverage of West Virginia prep sports.) The Daily Mail Sports Twitter account (@SportsDailyMail) will also let you know, as will the Huddle’s Twitter feed (@gazmailhshuddle).
The site already has its own Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/GazetteMailHSHuddle. That can keep you posted as well.
See you in the Huddle!