A cold winter, a steamy springtime and most of a scorching summer has come to pass since the East St. Louis Flyers trampled Plainfield North for the IHSA Class 7A State Championship.
A new high school football season kicks off in Illinois Friday.
Be sure to follow @DavidMWilhelm, @CriddleDean and @tceschman on Twitter or log into bnd.com starting a little before 7 p.m. for live updates of all the action.
And if you missed any of the preseason football coverage in the Belleville News-Democrat, here it is again, aggregated in one handy post with links to everything you need to know about the 2017 season:
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