When does football season start? Here's a look at high school football start dates for each state in 2022

When does football season start? Here's a look at high school football start dates for each state in 2022

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When does football season start? Here's a look at high school football start dates for each state in 2022

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The 2022 high school football season officially kicks off across the country in August and early September, with one state already underway.

Highlighted by a strong Class of 2023—from top quarterbacks Arch Manning, Malachi Nelson, Dante Moore, and Nico Iamaleava to defensive standouts Cormani McClain and Keon Keeley—the season has already generated a heavy amount of buzz.

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Ahead of the coin flips and the sights and sounds so perfectly associated with high school gridiron action on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, here’s a rundown of when each state’s season officially begins…

Alabama

Thompson quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa (Photo: @ByCasagrande/Twitter)

(Photo: @ByCasagrande/Twitter)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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Alaska

(File)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 11

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Arizona

(Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NETWORK)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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Arkansas

Southside High School in Arkansas is phasing out the Rebel mascot in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting — Southside Rebels football

(File)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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California

(Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff)

High School Football Start Date: August 12

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Colorado

(Photo: Daniel Brenner)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26th

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Connecticut

(Photo: 247Sports)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 8

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Delaware

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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Florida

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Georgia

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 20

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Hawaii

(Photo: Bryon Ng)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 4

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Idaho

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Illinois

(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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Indiana

(Syndication: Indianapolis)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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Iowa

(Photo: Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Kansas

(Photo: Ryan Wallace/247Sports)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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Kentucky

(Photo: Bryan Woolston/Special to the Courier Journal)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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Louisiana

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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Maine

(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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Maryland

(Photo: Taylor McLaughlin)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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Massachusetts

(Pexels photo)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 9

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Michigan

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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Minnesota

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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Mississippi

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Missouri

(Photo: 247Sports)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Montana

(File)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Nebraska

(Photo: Brian Powers/The Register)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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Nevada

(Photo: Tom R. Smedes/Special to RGJ)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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New Hampshire

Football stock photo.

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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New Jersey

(Photo: Sherry Saccoliti)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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New Mexico

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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New York

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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North Carolina

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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North Dakota

(FILE)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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Ohio

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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Oklahoma

(Syndication: Tulsa)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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Oregon

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 1

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Pennsylvania

(Photo: North Alleghany Athletics)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Rhode Island

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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South Carolina

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 19

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South Dakota

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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Tennessee

(Photo: Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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Texas

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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Utah

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 12

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Vermont

(BRIAN JENKINS, for the Free Press)

High School Football Start Date: Sept. 2

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Virginia

(Photo: Ricky DeBerry Sr.)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Washington

(Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 17

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West Virginia

(USA TODAY Network)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 26

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Wisconsin

(Photo: Gary C. Klein/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 18

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Wyoming

(Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports)

High School Football Start Date: Aug. 25

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