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Countdown to Friday Night Lights begins Saturday; football preview is Sept. 1

Our Countdown to Friday Night Lights is back this year, and we're packing more info into a longer countdown.

Starting with Saturday's paper, we'll take a look at a different division every day until our high school football preview issue on Sept. 1.

The countdown will include a quick review of last year, how the division might look different and a overview of what's in store this season.

Here's the lineup:

Saturday, Aug. 20: Class DD
Sunday, Aug. 21: Class D
Monday, Aug. 22: C South
Tuesday, Aug. 23: C North
Wednesday, Aug. 24: B South
Thursday, Aug. 25: B East
Friday, Aug. 26: B West
Saturday, Aug. 27: A South
Sunday, Aug. 28: A North
Monday, Aug. 29: AA South
Tuesday, Aug. 30: AA North
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Monsignor Martin

The football preview on Sept. 1 will again include divisional breakdowns of each team, including team-by-team schedules, along with a great cover, feature stories and much more. 

You can check out last year's countdown here -- it was shorter (six days) as we looked at the five Section VI classes and the MMA.

Also worth marking on your calendar: The first Scholastic Spotlight of the year will be published Tuesday, Sept. 6.

---Keith McShea

(@KeithMcSheaBN on Twitter)


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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