SportSouth to air one-hour show on Francoeur

On Saturday, at 10:30 p.m., SportsSouth will debut Spotlight: Jeff Francoeur, a one-hour show detailing the Parkview grad's rise from the little leagues to the Atlanta Braves.

The show, which re-airs on Sunday at 11 p.m., Monday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., features extensive interviews with Francoeur and his parents, Dave and Karen, as well as his fiancee Catie McCoy.

Former Parkview baseball coach Hugh Buchanan and current Parkview football coach Cecil Flowe are also interviewed about Francoeur, who won two state championships in both sports.

Spotlight features considerable footage of Francoeur's unforgettable state championship series against Lassiter his senior year, as well as a number of his exploits on the football field. The show ends with Francoeur's memorable home run in the first game of his Major League career against the Chicago Cubs.

- From staff reports