With all the news surrounding Mo’ne Davis and the Taney Dragons, there has arguably been no better time for Philadelphia youth in sports. Maybe that’s why ESPN has chosen to run “Hell Week” all week during Sports Center.
The documentary spotlights an annual camp where football teams from across the country gather to train for their next season. Each year Dick’s Sporting Goods teams with Tribeca Digital Studios to offer a behind-the-scenes look at individual teams and athletes as they push through a week of preparation, and this time around the spotlight is on Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King High School football team, the Cougars.
The footage will focus on Coach Ed Dunn and the team’s pursuits to defend their championship title, the earning of which was well documented in Judd Ehrlich’s recent documentary We Could Be King.
“Hell Week” will comprise five different segments, which will run this week on ESPN, starting tonight, August 25th, and running through August 29th. The video will run during Sports Center, which starts at 6 p.m. You can also catch the clips on Dicks Sporting Goods’ YouTube page, here.