It's that time of year once again. High school athletes all over central Illinois will tape their ankles, pull on their pads, strap on their helmets and hit the gridiron for another season of exciting Friday night football. Here's your comprehensive guide to all the prep football teams throughout the Peoria area.

Washington, Dunlap lead Class 5A Associated Press preseason football rankings

Big 12 Conference

Kickoff 2018: Uncertainty hangs over athletic Big 12 Conference

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Notre Dame Irish

First-year Notre Dame football coach Pat Armstrong stabilizing the Irish

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Manual Rams

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Richwoods Knights

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Peoria High Lions 

Filling big shoes, Gabe Hernandez puts own spin on Peoria High’s quarterback position Adam O’Neill’s leadership, friendship will be missed by Peoria High football

Mid-Illini Conference

Kickoff 2018: Strength of Mid-Illini indicated by recent postseason success

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Canton Little Giants

Pair of former players come home to coach at Canton

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: East Peoria Raiders

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Dunlap Eagles

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Morton Potters

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Metamora Redbirds

Thomas Hall follows Metamora quarterback legacy

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Limestone Rockets

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Washington Panthers

Washington's Will Crouch far more than just a 'coach's son' Black bandana has become great honor for Washington football players

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Pekin Dragons

Peoria County

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Farmington

Hayden Bradt following in the footsteps of Farmington's prolific passers

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Peoria Heights/Quest

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Princeville

Grandpa and the gridiron: Jack Arnett a Princeville legacy

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Elmwood/Brimfield

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Illinois Valley Central

Taz-Wood

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Dee-Mack

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Tremont

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Eureka

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: Fieldcrest

Kickoff 2018 Journal Star Football Preview: River Valley

Kickoff 2018: A conference-by-conference look at the Journal Star-area small schools

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