WRAL-TV’s Jennings and Jennings Showdown on Fun Football Friday Recap

Jay & Jason Jennings

Father-son duo, WRAL-TV’s Jay and Jason Jennings, work together on a showdown package for WRAL-TV’s Football Friday on Friday, November 15, 2019.

A father-son duo lobbed a perfect play for the first round of high school playoffs coverage on WRAL-TV last Friday.  WRAL-TV Documentary Photographer Jay Jennings and his son, WRAL-TV Multimedia Sports Journalist Jason Jennings, tag-teamed on a game package to surprise WRAL-TV Sports Anchor Jeff Gravley, who is in his final season as host of WRAL’s Football Friday.

The pair reported from the Apex Friendship v. Green Hope game.

“It was a night I’ll never forget,” posted Jennings.  “My son Jason and I tag team the highlights to surprise Jeff Gravley. We’ve talked about doing this for quite a while. Finally pulled it off. So proud of my son. It was an honor to share the story with him.”

From a DJ Khalid reference to high energy tossing back and forth, the Jennings did not disappoint.

“That, my friend, is a showdown package,” said a delighted Gravley.  “With the Jennings family.  Holy cow.”

Tune in to WRAL’s Football Friday tonight at 11:35pm for the second round of high school playoffs.

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