Each high school football season is different.
There are new players yearning for their chance on the varsity, changed rules for teams to adapt to, and fresh storylines waiting to unfold.
The 2013 season is no exception, and major change is specifically relevant to DeKalb County as the IHSA state championships come to Huskie Stadium for the first time ever.
It's almost time for the opening kickoff, finally releasing our anticipation that has been building for more than nine months.
Nobody knows what will happen between now and Thanksgiving weekend. But we can certainly tell you where the season will finish, and we can't wait to see who will be the final 16 teams left.
- Ross Jacobson, Daily Chronicle sports editor
Erick Ward, Adam Nekola, John Sahly
John Sahly, Ross Jacobson, Steve Nitz