THE PIPELINE of football excitement resumes flowing this week as high school and college football season officially opens in Ohio and West Virginia.
The Times Leader will help get you ready for the upcoming season with its annual "Pigskin Preview", which will be available in Tuesday's edition.
The Pigskin Preview, which features Division I commits Austin Dorris of Shadyside and Colton McKivitz of Union Local on the cover, is 162 pages of information on high schools and colleges to help better prepare you for the season.
The preview includes information on all 47 football-playing schools in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. Included are in-depth looks at the schools in The Times Leader's coverage area. Along with the stories, team photos as well as photos of key players on the teams are also included.
There are previews on nine colleges, including in-depth looks at Ohio State and West Virginia. Previews on Notre Dame, Pitt, Penn State, Marshall, West Liberty, Bethany and Muskingum are also included.
All area schedules - as well as the season's composite week-by-week schedule - can be found in the preview. Newly added for this year is a look back at 2013 stat leaders.
The 2014 Pigskin Preview is a resource tool that can be referenced all season long.
Fans are encouraged to make The Times Leader their home for all things high school football during the season. Whether it's game coverage, the Friday Night Lights picture page, features or the Xs and Os preview pages, The Times Leader has you covered.
As it pertains to the Ohio State Buckeyes, The T-L will once again publish its annual Buckeye Blitz each week that the Buckeyes have a game throughout the season.
Let the games begin!