All the stories in one place: Ultimate guide to Springfield high school football for 2022
The 2022 high school football season has arrived in Illinois. Games kick off starting next week across the Springfield area.
The State Journal-Register's coverage of the season includes lists of the top players, new coaches, interesting teams and more.
Here's a compilation of our preview coverage for 2022.
Who's playing who in Springfield?
After returning to a full nine-game regular season last fall, a sense of normalcy returns with consecutive full high school seasons. Week 1 is Aug. 26, with playoffs set for the weekend of Oct. 28. We have you covered.
New football coaches
A handful of new coaches take over across the Springfield area this fall. Have a look.
The best of the best
State Journal-Register reporters Bill Welt and Ryan Mahan selected the top players in the Springfield area broken down by linemen, defensive players, receivers, running backs and quarterbacks. Here each of the lists, for subscribers only. We will update links to the stories as they are published.
Line it up: Linemen to know for the Springfield area in 2022
Catching on: Receivers to know for the Springfield area in 2022
Behind center:Quarterbacks to know for the Springfield area in 2022
What about the conferences?
Welt and Mahan will take a look at the Springfield teams in the Central State Eight, along with the top teams in the Sangamo and South Central conferences. Have a look:
Around Springfield:What to know about the Sangamo and South Central races
SHG and tons of talent: A look at the Central State Eight race
Get to know the top teams
While Mahan and Welt laid out the area's top conferences, they also dove into a couple of the more interesting teams. Have a look:
Practice makes perfect
There is little better than that first day of football practice each early August across the state. Bill Welt stepped out to check in on an iconic program, while Ryan Mahan took a look at Springfield's stadium project and how it affects the city schools for 2022