The high school football season takes a big step toward reality this week when most of the area's programs engage in preseason scrimmages -- the closest thing to a real game -- with just days remaining until the 2017 campaign kicks off in earnest on Aug. 18.
Four northeast Georgia teams -- Banks County, Habersham Central, East Hall and Towns County -- have already completed their preseason contests, but there are plenty more to go, most of them set for Friday night.
To see a full list of scrimmages simply scroll down...
And to get all the info you need on the upcoming 2017 season be sure to check back with AccessWDUN's Friday Game Night page on Monday, Aug. 14, as we roll out our full season preview, packed to the creases with information, both written and visual.
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FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE FOR AREA PROGRAMS
Jefferson at Clarke Central, 7 p.m.
Johnson at Chestatee, 7 p.m.
Norcross at Mill Creek 7 p.m.
Coahulla Creek at Fannin County, 7:30 p.m.
Collins Hill at Lanier, 7:30 p.m.
Dunwoody at Apalachee, 7:30 p.m.
East Jackson at Social Circle, 7:30 p.m.
Forsyth Central at North Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Franklin, N.C. at Rabun County, 7:30 p.m.
Gainesville at North Forsyth at 7:30 p.m.
Jackson County at Prince Avenue 7 p.m.
Madison County at Commerce, 7:30 p.m.
Parkview at North Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Military at Walker School, 7:30 p.m.
Tucker at Buford, 7:30 p.m.
West Hall at Haralson County, 7:30 p.m.
White County at Stephens County, 7:30 p.m.
Whitefield Academy at Lakeview Academy, 6:30 p.m.
Winder-Barrow at Flowery Branch, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17
North Oconee at Dawson County, 7:30 p.m.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee at Union County, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 18
Lumpkin County at Bowdon, 7:30 p.m.