For many football fans, the countdown to a new season begins the second the previous one ends.
The sport has become such a cornerstone in this country that it can keep conversations going about it long into the offseason.
Well, the wait is nearly over.
The high school football season officially begins in 24 days for Kern County teams when Chavez plays Fresno-Roosevelt on Thursday, Aug. 27.
That next night, the first Friday of the season, stadium lights across the county will shine over football fields as coaches, players, parents, student bodies and fans all get