Because of anticipated high temperatures Friday, the start time for Wood River's high school football opener at Columbia has been pushed to 8 p.m.
Friday marks the opening of the high school football season throughout Illinois. Prior to this week, metro-east teams have enjoyed unseasonably cooler temperatures during preseason training only to be hit with 90-degree heat in the last two weeks.
To report other game time changes, please email Norm Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the Week 1 area high school football schedule for Friday:
Chicago Hubbard at Belleville East, 7 p.m.
Collinsville at Althoff, 7 p.m.
Belleville West at Evansville (Ind.) Reitz Memorial, 7 p.m.
Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst at East St. Louis, 7 p.m.
O'Fallon at Cahokia, 5:30 p.m.
Hazelwood West at Edwardsville, 7 p.m.
Du Quoin at Highland, 7 p.m.
Mattoon at Triad, 7 p.m.
Central at Mascoutah, 7 p.m.
Marion at Granite City, 7 p.m.
Herrin at Waterloo, 7 p.m.
Wood River at Columbia, 8 p.m.
Sparta at Dupo, 7 p.m.
Freeburg at Massac County, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Carlyle, 7 p.m.
Red Bud at Pinckneyville, 7:30 p.m.
Mater Dei at Effingham, 7 p.m.
Wesclin at Nokomis, 7:30 p.m.
Alton at Pekin, 7 p.m.
Newton at Civic Memorial, 7 p.m.
Carlinville at Roxana, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill at Metro-East Lutheran, 7 p.m.
Priory at Marquette, 7 p.m.
Decatur MacArthur at Jerseyville, 7 p.m.
Carbondale at Murphysboro, 7 p.m.
Centralia at Salem, 7:30 p.m.
Mount Vernon at Rochester, 7 p.m.