In less than three weeks, the 2012 high school football season will begin.
>Season begins Aug. 31
Class 4A Madras High School, which advanced to the post season in football for the first time since 2005 last year, will open play at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at Class 4A Stayton for a nonconference endowment game.
MHS, which went 4-5 overall last year, will host 5A Redmond Sept. 7, Sisters Sept. 14 and Crook County Sept. 21 - all games are nonconference. The White Buffalos begin 4A Tri-Valley Conference play Sept. 28 at North Marion.
Class 2A Culver will begin its nonconference season at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at 3A Grant Union, before visiting Stanfield Sept. 14. The Bulldogs finished 3-6 overall last season, including a 42-14 win over Grant Union at home.
CHS will begin 2A Tri-River Conference play Oct. 5 against Regis.