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High school football ready to kick off Week One of the 2016 season

And Pamplin Media Group will be out to cover 14 games tonight

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior quarterback Tim Tawa and the Lions - last year's Class 6A state runnerup - will kick off their 2016 season by hosting a 7 p.m. Friday game against Oregon City in the annual Battle for the Bridge.It’s on.

Weeks of practice, months of strategy, uncounted hours in the weight room and it’s all come down to this — the 2016 high school football season kicks off tonight.

Tonight's games mark the first step in a journey that will lead some teams to new glory, others to league championships and a very select few to coveted state titles.

What a night it will be, with huge games afoot across the state, and Pamplin Media Group’s sports editors, reporters and photographers out in force to document the action.

Pamplin Media Group continues and builds on its role as a state leader in high school football coverage this fall, now presenting its work even more quickly and sharing it more broadly. We, as a company, are now posting our high school football stories and photos to all our websites as soon as possible following each Friday night's contests.

And once they're posted, by clicking on the Prep Football tab that's now been added to each of our websites, visitors will be able to see all the stories and photos posted by our sports reporters and sports editors, not just those particular to their home schools and home towns.

To see the new Prep Football tab, just hover over the Sports tab at the top of the page.

Featured this week in our slate of high school football coverage will be:

Class 6A

Oregon City at West Linn, 7 p.m.

Barlow at Newberg, 7 p.m.

Aloha at David Douglas, 7 p.m.

Westview at Sherwood, 7 p.m.

Jesuit at Tualatin, 7 p.m.

Roseburg at Gresham, 7 p.m.

Lincoln at Lake Oswego, 7 p.m.

Class 6A/5A

South Medford at Wilsonville, 7 p.m.

Hillsboro at Liberty, 7 p.m.

Summit at Clackamas, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Woodburn, 7 p.m.

Aiea, Hawaii, at Centennial, 7 p.m.

Class 5A

Hood River at St. Helens, 7 p.m.

Silverton at Sandy, 7 p.m.

Class 4A

Stayton at Estacada, 7 p.m.