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A Roosevelt fumble into their own end zone proves to be a gift for Chavez High during the first half of Friday's playoff game between Chavez High and Fresno-Roosevelt played at Chavez High in Delano. Mario Solorio (5) recovered for the Titans and Chavez took a 7-0 lead early. Chavez looks to return to winning ways in 2015.

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

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Henry A. Barrios / The Californian Scott Neal, Cesar Chavez.

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