Coaches stress looking at the season one game at a time. We at ThisWeek Community News take a similar view with our football coverage, but with a little twist.

Coaches stress looking at the season one game at a time. We at ThisWeek Community News take a similar view with our football coverage, but with a little twist.

Our approach is one day at a time.

On Aug. 27, the Menards Friday Night Live Central Ohio High School Football Preview Guide is published. We provide season previews of 73 area teams, in addition to team schedules and features on players and coaches. It is everything you need to prepare for the opening kick.

Our football-exclusive website, Friday Night Live, is where our daily mindset is found.

Monday: Super 7 poll, which ranks the top area teams regardless of division. Tuesday: Player of the Week. Wednesday: Game previews and player features. Thursday: Staff predictions.

Friday remains the marquee day of our week. We will cover the top area games, with stories, photos and videos. We also will provide real-time scoring updates each Friday night that will be available on the website as well as our Twitter site, @ThisWeekSports.

We also have resumed our partnership with AM820 to provide radio coverage of high school football.

Five hours of coverage begins at 6 p.m. with the preview show, hosted by Doug Lessells. The game of the week is aired at 7 p.m. with Randy Rhinehart on the play-by-play duties and former Columbus Academy and Ready coach Larry Wolf as analyst. The AM820 Scoreboard Show, hosted by Ryan Baker and me, follows the game and runs until 11 p.m. We will provide scores and highlights from the area's top games as well as interviews with players and coaches.

Like any coach will tell you, the goal is to improve on last year. We think we've done that, and you'll see how on Saturdays.

We have partnered with Storied Rivals and we will post highlight videos from about 10 games each week of the season. Those will be waiting on you when you wake up in the morning.

As every team and every fan is excited heading into the season, we at ThisWeek are, too. We wish you success and hope you enjoy the season and our coverage.

Good luck to all!

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.