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High school football: Opening night primer

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 1:03 a.m. MDT

Bingham High School vs. Fremont High School in Plain City, Nov. 4, 2011. The high school football season is officially getting under way tonight at 49 high schools around the state. (Ravell Call, Deseret News archives) Bingham High School vs. Fremont High School in Plain City, Nov. 4, 2011. The high school football season is officially getting under way tonight at 49 high schools around the state. (Ravell Call, Deseret News archives)

Don't miss out on this year's High School Grid Picks contest. $50 Amazon Gift Cards awarded weekly. The Grand Prize is a $150 Amazon Gift Card.

The Deseret News has been your source throughout the preseason with preview stories on all 102 high school football teams and all 15 regions. We'll continue to be your source with the season officially getting under way tonight at 49 high schools around the state.

The Deseret News will be providing quarterly scoring updates for almost every game in the state on our high school scoreboard page and our mobile site, so be sure to have your smart phones handy in the bleachers.

After the final whistle, be sure to log onto DeseretNews.com for complete stats and information for every game in the state.

And before the season gets underway tonight, be sure to sign up for the Deseret News High School Grid Picks contest for your chance to win Amazon gift cards as you predict the winner of 14 prep games each week.

To get help with your Grid Picks research, be sure to check out KSL's SportsBeat Game Night Live every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as a Deseret News writer joins the KSL prep team to break down the state's best matchups. This week's show will be broadcast live at Timpview High in the build-up to the Alta at Timpview game, which will be streamed live on DeseretNews.com at 7 p.m.

Lastly, if the start of the 120th high school season just can't get here soon enough for you, here are a few more links to wet your appetite for Friday night.

Preseason Top 25 rankings

Team-by-team schedules

New coaches dot the high school football landscape

Parry's Power Guide

Felt's Facts Week 1

Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer.

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