Thanks to internet availability of the Biloxi High football radio broadcast, fans from around the globe were listening to the game last Friday night, and tonight's game -- which begins with a 6:30 pre-game show -- should be no exception.
In some cases, the internet game means staying up to the early morning hours to listen to the action live.
For instance, parents of exchange student Kewin Nielsen (kicker, No. 15) were listening from Belgium. There's a seven-hour time difference, so dad and mom, Kim and Helle, listened between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. their time. His two sisters were tuning in from Denmark, and the family also had friends listening online in France, New York and South Carolina.
Twins Ben Hurtado (quarterback, No. 18) and Isaiah Hurtado (receiver, No. 82) said their dad, TSgt. Carlos Hurtado, who is stationed at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, was able to keep up with the game through the internet.
Sally Shannon, Head Coach Coach John Shannon's wife, said her mom, Carole Vaughn, was listening from Tennessee. There have been reports that recent graduates from Biloxi High now in college at USM, State and Ole Miss were also among the internet audience.
"This is a great way for family, friends and alumni who either live away from the coast or are traveling, to keep up with our Indian football team, live, and stay involved," says Athletic Director Tom Gladney. "We are encouraging everyone to tell family and friends who live or are stationed outside the Coast that they can listen to the Indians by going to www.biloxifootball.com. There's a link on the upper right area of the home page."
The Indians travel to Fountainebleau High School in Mandeville, Louisiana this week. Game time this week is 7 p.m., with the pre-game show beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Visit online: You can go directly to the Biloxi football web site by clicking on the football helmet icon on the front page of the district web site.