Head coach: A.J. GassFourth season at Garces (14-20); Sixth season overall (24-33)Last season: 5-7 overall, 4-1 SWYLPlayoffs: Lost in Central Section D-II semifinalsHistory: League titles (23); Section titles (10)Assistant coaches: Cody Kekipi (offensive coordinator/associate head coach); Er…

Head coach: Bryan NixonSixth season at Liberty (43-18); 23rd season overall (148-88-1)Last season: 6-5 overall, 5-0 SWYLPlayoffs: Lost in Central Section D-I quarterfinalsHistory: League titles (8); Section titles (2)Assistant coaches: Ryan Renz, defensive coordinator; Rick Tucker, offensive…

Head coach: Michael GutierrezFifth season at Highland (23-21)Last season: 8-2 overall, 3-1 SEYLPlayoffs: Lost Central Section D-III first roundHistory: League titles (1); Section titles (0)Assistant coaches: Christopher Jacquez, defensive coordinator; Jorge Moreno, H-backs/linebackers; Angel…

Head coach: Edgar Mares18th season at Arvin (62-117-1)Last season: 2-7 overall; 1-5 SSLPlayoffs: NoneHistory: League championships (9), Section championships (1), State championships (0)Assistant coaches: Robert Riley, offensive coordinator/offensive line/defensive line; Chris Carlos, defens…

Head coach: Jerald PierucciThird season at Shafter (13-9); 10th season overall (48-44)Last season: 9-3, 5-1 SSLPlayoffs: Lost in D-V semifinalsHistory: League titles (22); Section titles (2)Assistant coaches: Sean Lozano, defensive coordinator/defensive line; Acie George, defensive backs; Cl…

Head coach: Chad BrownFourth season at Centennial (11-21); Sixth season overall (21-33)Last season: 2-8 overall; 1-4 SWYLPlayoffs: NoneHistory: League titles (10); Section titles (0)Assistant coaches: Joey Risi, offensive coordinator/running backs; Nathan Claunch, defensive coordinator/lineb…

Head coach: Chad GriderFirst season at East; fifth season overall (17-21-1)Last season: 3-8 overall, 0-5 SYLPlayoffs: Lost in Central Section D-IV first roundHistory: League titles (10); Section titles (1)Assistant coaches: James Cain, offensive coordinator; Jackson Phillips, defensive coord…

Head coach: Brandon DeckardFirst season at Foothill; Fourth season overall (15-16)Last season: 1-8 overall; 1-3 SEYLPlayoffs: NoneHistory: League titles (9); Section titles (0)Assistant coaches: James Meredith, defensive coordinator; Dallas Plater, special teams; Andy Dura, offensive line/de…

Head coach: Dennis Manning10th season at Ridgeview (86-33) 17th season overall (117-69-1)Last season: 6-5 overall; 4-1 SYLPlayoffs: Lost in Central Section Division I first roundHistory: League titles (8); Section titles (3)Assistant coaches: Ahmad Moya, special team/running backs; Ricky Car…

Head coach: Norm BrownFourth season at North (19-17); ninth season overall (49-49-1)Last season: 9-4 overall; 3-1 SEYLPlayoffs: Lost in Central Section D-IV semifinalsHistory: League titles (11); Section titles (1)Assistant coaches: Chris Lucas, LB/RB; Paul Bobbitt, QB, special teams; Jihad …

With the high school football season one week away, scrimmages kick off throughout the region Friday. Here's a look at local teams that will take the field in and around Bakersfield.