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We have you covered for another football season

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About this time every year, this question seems to pop up all the time.

"Are you ready for some football?"

Yes, and ThisWeek Community News is here to help with the answer.

Today, the Menards Friday Night Live Central Ohio High School Football Preview Guide is published. It not only has the longest title for any preview guide, but it is also the most comprehensive. We provide season previews of 72 area teams, features on some of the area's top players and coaches and team schedules. In short, it's everything you need to prepare for the opening kick.

That's only the start.

While our Friday Night Live web page -- thisweeksports.com/fnl -- is updated year-round, our coverage amps up during the season. We still will have breaking news throughout the week, but also we will have our Super 7 poll on Monday, Player of the Week on Tuesday, game previews beginning on Wednesday, predictions from our staff on Thursday and our main feature, coverage of the top area football games, on Friday.

This season we also have added a couple new features. We have a new app, ThisWeek Sports, that is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Live scoring updates from area games will be available on the app, our website and via our Twitter account, @ThisWeekSports. If you're sitting in the stands at Hilliard Davidson and wondering what's going on at Dublin Coffman, you don't have to wait on the update from the press box. Just call up the app and select real-time scores.

Also new this year is our partnership with AM820.

Each Friday, host Doug Lessells starts the four-and-a-half hours of coverage at 6:30 p.m. with the pregame show, followed by the game of the week with Randy Rhinehart on play-by-play and Larry Wolf, former coach at Columbus Academy and Ready, as analyst.

New to the lineup is the AM820 Scoreboard Show, which will begin after the game of the week and run until 11 p.m. The show is hosted by Ryan Baker and me and will provide scores and highlights from all central Ohio leagues, as well as on-field insight from our ThisWeek writers.

As you can see, it's a full week of football as we take you from the practice field to the final whistle on Friday nights.

So it's my turn to ask.

"Are you ready for some football?"

You better be, because we sure are.

Lee Cochran is the managing editor of sports and photography for ThisWeek Community News. He can be reached at lcochran@thisweeknews.com or at 740.888.6054.

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