Don’t be fooled by the summer weather.

High school football has arrived, and LocalSportsJournal.com will again be bringing you all the results from all the games involving area teams.lsj-fb-logo

It all gets started on Thursday night. LocalSportsJournal.com will have reporters and photographers at three area contests – Grand Haven at Reeths-Puffer, Oakridge at Muskegon Catholic and West Ottawa at Mona Shores.

Sports Clips is a proud sponsor of the LSJ's 2016 football coverage.

Sport Clips is the proud sponsor of the
LSJ’s 2016 high school football coverage.

We will also have thorough recaps of Thursday’s other exciting games – Montabella at Hesperia, Lake Michigan Catholic at Holton, Muskegon Heights at Baldwin and NorthPointe Christian at Spring Lake.

On Friday LSJ will be on hand to cover the return of Hart varsity football after a year off. The Pirates will visit Ludington in a non-conference game, and we dare say lots of Hart fans will make that drive to see their team in action again.

LocalSportsJournal.com will also have recaps from Friday’s other matchups – Sparta at Fremont, Ravenna at Kent City, Shelby at Grant, North Muskegon at Reed City and Whitehall at Kelloggsville.

The biggest game of the weekend will be Saturday at the Big House in Ann Arbor, when the Muskegon Big Reds, the winningest team in Michigan high school football history, will face Ann Arbor Pioneer, the second team on the all-time win list.

LocalSportsJournal.com will be on hand to report all the action from historic Michigan Stadium. We wouldn’t miss a second of that one.Football 3

We will also cover two big Saturday games at Grand Valley State University – Montague vs. Orchard View and Fruitport vs. Coopersville.

When you want to find out who won, who lost and who made the big plays, log on to LocalSportsJournal.com all season for the most thorough high school football coverage in West Michigan!

And don’t forget to grab your free copy of LSJ’s full color, 40-page high school football preview section, available at restaurants and retailers throughout the area.

And in the meantime, Check out a few action photos from last year’s football coverage shot by the hardworking LSJ photo crew.