High School Football Kicks Off Spring Season
Oregon's high school football season kicks off on Friday night, and it is sure to be an interesting season.
Some schools, like Ashland, have opted out, and so have some players. Wildfires in 2020 also forced some students to transfer to new schools.
In the Rogue Valley, football season starts with a showdown between last year's 5A state runner-up Crater at South Medford. Both teams are starting new quarterbacks this season.
The other local 6A matchups find North Medford in Grants Pass and Eagle Point at Springfield.
In Class 3A, Hidden Valley travels to Phoenix on Friday night. The Mustangs are last year's state runner-up but have a new quarterback this season. The Pirates are down 11 players after wildfires devastated much of the school district.
Other local 3A season openers include St. Mary's at South Umpqua and Cascade Christian hosting Brookings-Harbor.
There are no playoffs or championships to play for this year, making each game all the more special. Eagle Point already knows this. The Eagles had to find a new opponent for this week after Roseburg had to cancel due to COVID-19 protocols.
Each team has five games on the schedule and an open week to allow a possible sixth game this season.
The wait is finally over though. The Oregon high school football season has officially begun!