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Our View: Prep football Friday nights have arrived

Published: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

We have had countdowns. We have had previews.

The opening of the high school football season finally has arrived.

It’s an exciting time for us and an exciting time for a lot of you.

Many of you will head out to an area high school Friday night to support your local team. Those who don’t can watch Crystal Lake South take on Marian Central on McHenryCountySports.com.

Or you can wait and watch the highlights from that game and Crystal Lake Central’s game against Grant on our website early Saturday morning.

In simple terms, we’ve got you covered if you care about any of the area’s 14 Friday night games or the two being played Saturday.

This fall, we’re taking you inside the game like never before. We’ve got videos breaking down offensive and defensive tactics and formations, interactive graphics and even a video using both video from a drone and helmet cam video to break down the triple-option offense that’s so effective at Cary-Grove and Prairie Ridge.

We’ll do our best to keep you informed on the big picture and the intricacies of the game this fall. And, if you’re hungry for more, Chicago Football magazine has you covered for not just the Bears but also the important issues in both high school and college football that impact all of Chicago.

We’re excited about this season, and we’re sure a lot of you are, as well. But, remember, as much as we love football, it’s not just about the football.

It’s about coming together as a community on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons and supporting one cause. Supporting the band, supporting the cheerleaders and supporting the schools that many of your children attend.

It’s finally football season. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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