"Here's the problem: I have not yet spoken with Tolsia," Vance said. "I've left a message with their athletic director and their coach, though."
The more significant pitfall for TSM's venture is finding the money to produce its project, Vance said.
"In order to produce this live it requires a significant investment that we'd have to recoup via advertising sales," he said.Vance said that originally the company had targeted July 16 as a deadline for advertising. He said the company is still pressing on with its attempts, however.
"In my head I said July 16, so we're obviously past that. The first game is Aug. 29. There's still quite a bit that needs to be done," he said."
A game that is set in stone on the schedule - as long as TSM can get off the ground, at least - is a Sept. 12 date between South Charleston and Spring Valley to be played at the Timberwolves' home field in Huntington.
"South Charleston and Spring Valley were two of the schools that were most willing to work with us," Vance said. "They were very accommodating as far as their willingness to move their game to Thursday night."
Though early in the season, the game between SC and Spring Valley figures to have major playoff implications. The Timberwolves handed SC a 37-36 loss in 2012, one of four Black Eagle setbacks in a second consecutive season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Spring Valley returns 4/5 of a powerful offensive line in 2013 led by All-State junior Trevor Stacy. South Charleston has senior All-State wide receiver Kevin Forrest back in the fold, as well as sophomore quarterback Kentre Grier and junior running back/linebacker A.D. Cunningham.
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