Countdown to kickoff: High school football begins tonight

The countdown to kickoff has begun.

The Treasure Valley high school football season begins Friday night with a slate of 12 games. And at 1 p.m. Saturday, Bishop Kelly opens the season at home against Portland's Central Catholic.

Below, I've provided a complete schedule of Friday's games and the preseason Idaho media high school football poll.

High school football kicks off Friday; Borah's Nielsen, Columbia's Watson win XC opener

The high school football season begins in earnest Friday with 12 games featuring teams from the Treasure Valley. Saturday, Bishop Kelly debuts its renovated stadium at 1 p.m. with a showdown against Portland's Central Catholic (KGEM 1140 AM).

While 5A teams don't play for another week, Friday's schedule offers football fans a unique opportunity to catch some of the best small schools in action.

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