Mike Zambelli, Service Electric's sports director, will not be doing the play-by-play on the four championships.
will be involved with the broadcasts in several capacities beginning with the live PCN preview show from 7-9 tonight.
Zambelli, along with his regular broadcast partner Jim Wills, longtime state championship sports writer Rod Frisco of RodFrisco.com and Tom Elling of the Pennsylvania Football News will spend 30 minutes breaking down each of the four title games.
The familiarity that Zambelli
and Wills have with Central Catholic
will be a plus when the 3A championship game is discussed.
"It's awesome to be involved in something like this," Zambelli
"It's always interesting to see how our teams stack up with the rest of the state; this year especially with [Central Catholic quarterback] Brendan Nosovitch winning the Gatorade player of the year award.
And Central is being talked about across the state and it's just great recognition for the Lehigh Valley."
While CCHS is determined to represent the Lehigh Valley well, Service Electric takes the same approach to its telecasts.
"They like to get as many cable companies involved in these telecasts, but it's a feather in our cap to be able to do the football, basketball and softball for PCN every year," Zambelli
"There was a time when these games weren't being televised at all," Zambelli
As for making comparisons between any of the past Lehigh Valley state champs, including Central Catholic's
1993 and 1998 teams, the Austin Scott-led Parkland team of 2002 or Liberty's 2008 state champs, Zambelli
is reluctant to weigh in.
"You walk away from watching Austin Scott in 2002 and think you're never going to see anything like him again," Zambelli