Lenoir City HS football gets an app
(WBIR - LENOIR CITY) As football season approaches, Lenoir City football fans can prepare for a new inside scoop on their team.
Lenoir City High School will have a cell phone app that offers details about the football team.
A local startup business called "Hometown Team" created the app.
"We've got a schedule, directions, rosters. We will have highlights from the game before, stats will be on there as well, and an online store so you can buy Panther gear wherever you live," said LCHS Head Football Coach Jeff Cortez.
The company is looking to sync radio broadcasts of the games as well.
The app will cost $2.99.
"Fifty percent of the cost of the app comes to us. And 50 percent goes to the builders of our app and everything that goes into that," said Cortez.
LCHS is also one of 60 schools in the nation selected for a new sideline technology beta from a company called "Huddle." This will allow coaches to use iPads for player analysis during the game.
"When you're watching an NFL game and you see Peyton Manning on the sidelines with a blue surface that he is watching the last series with, that's what we will be able to do as well," said Cortez.
Developers for the app say it should be available for download by the first kick-off. They are waiting for approval from the Apple iOS App Store.
Lenoir City opens the season at home Aug. 21 against William Blount.