Can’t make it to Shuey Stadium tonight for the opening game of the Riverside-Brookfield High School football season? Well, you can stay home tonight and watch the Bulldogs on TV, because for the first time ever RBTV will be televising the game live.

Tonight’s opener against Wheaton St. Francis, marking the debut of new RB coach Brendan Curtin, will air at 7:30 p.m. Friday on RBTV and can be seen on Comcast Channel 16, on AT&T U-verse on channel 99/Brookfield and streaming live at

Calling the game for RBTV will be senior Tyler Campbell and sophomores Andrew Pilewski and Chris Olszewski.

In the past, RBTV has broadcast home football games on tape a week after the games were played. But, this year RBTV was able to borrow a microwave system from Columbia College that will enable it to broadcast three games live this season.

In addition to tonight’s game, RBTV will do live broadcasts of the Sept. 7 home game against Gary West Side High School and the Oct. 5 homecoming game against Elmwood Park.

“It helps to give the students another experience, because the technology became available for us to be able to do that,” said Gary Prokes, the supervisor of RBTV.

Highlights of the game will be available on smartphones during the game via Bulldog-Replays.

This story has been changed to correct the start time of the football game.