July 24, 2021

High school football season start dates for each state

The beginning of the 2021 high school football season is now less than a month away.

After a COVID-19-filled 2020 season that featured abbreviated schedules across the country and some states not taking the field at all, high school football is set for a return to normalcy beginning in August. Numerous states will kick off their season during the second weekend of the month, while countless others will follow suit in the weeks after. By the end of the first weekend of September, high school football will be back in full swing across the United States.

Today, USA Today High School Sports takes a look at when exactly each of the 50 states will begin their respective high school football season.

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Thompson High School’s Jeremiah Alexander. Photo via Jason Caldwell/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: Aug. 20

First Practice: July 28

First Game: Aug. 20

Chaparral High School’s Anthony Lucas. Photo via Blair Angulo/247Sports

First Practice: July 26-29

First Game: Aug. 27

Fayetteville High School’s Isaiah Sategna. Photo via Isaiah Sategna

First Practice: Aug. 4

First Game: Aug. 27

Mater Dei head coach Bruce Rollinson before the game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 (Photo: Logan Newman/USA TODAY High School Sports)

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: Aug. 20

Valor Christian’s Gavin Sawchuk. Photo via Andy Cross/Getty

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 26

Loomis Chaffee School’s Alessandro Lorenzetti. Photo via Loomis Chaffee School

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 10

Salesianum High School’s Micah Wing. Photo via Brian Dohn/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: TBD

Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 7

First Game: Aug. 26

Collins Hill High School’s Travis Hunter. Photo via HUDL

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: Aug. 20

Punahou High School’s Tevarua Tafiti. Photo via Blair Angulo/247Sports

First Practice: July 19

First Game: Aug. 6

Gooding High School’s Colston Loveland. Photo via Jeremy Clark/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

East St. Louis High School’s Luther Burden. Photo via Yancy Porter/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

Syndication: Indianapolis

First Practice: Aug. 5

First Game: Aug. 20

Southeast Polk High School’s Xavier Nwankpa. Photo via Sean Bock/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

Hays High School’s Jaren Kanak. Photo via Zac Carlson/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

Frederick Douglass High School’s Dane Key. Photo via Tom Loy/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 1

First Game: Aug. 20

Neville High School’s Will Campbell. Photo via Billy Embody/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: Sept. 2

Bridgton Academy’s Jermaine Wiggins Jr. Photo via 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 20

First Game: Sept. 3

McDonogh School’s Dani Dennis-Sutton. Photo via HUDL

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

Lawrence Academy’s Ty Chan. Photo via 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 26

First Game: Sept. 10

Grosse Pointe South High School’s Will Johnson. Photo via Brice Marich/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 26

Hill Murray School’s Lucas Heyer. Photo via 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 2

Columbia High School’s Jaheim Oatis. Photo via 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 20

St. Mary’s High School’s Kevin Coleman. Photo via Twitter /@KevinLamarCole1

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

First Practice: Aug. 13

First Game: Aug. 26

Bellevue West High School’s Kaden Helms. Photo via 247Sports/Michael Bruntz

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

Bishop Gorman’s Zion Branch. Photo via Blair Angulo/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 7

First Game: Aug. 20

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

Bergen Catholic’s Jaeden Gould. Photo via Josh Newkirk/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 6

First Game: Aug. 20

Jal High School’s Roger Carreon. Photo via Andrew Hattersley/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 6

First Game: Aug. 20

Erasmus Hall’s Moses Walker. Photo via Brian Dohn/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 23

First Game: Sept. 3

Grimsley High School’s Travis Shaw. Photo via Jim Hawkins/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 2

First Game: Aug. 20

West Fargo High School’s Carson Hegerle. Photo via 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 5

First Game: Aug. 20

Archbishop Alter’s C.J. Hicks. Photo via Mark Porter/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 1

First Game: Aug. 19

Booker T. Washington High School’s Gentry Williams. Photo via Brandon Drumm/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 5

First Game: Aug. 27

Westview High School’s Darrius Clemons. Photo via Brandon Huffman/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

Imhotep Institute’s Enai White. Photo via Brian Dohn/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

First Practice: Aug. 23

First Game: Sept. 3

Mauldin High School’s Jaedyn Lukus. Photo via HUDL

First Practice: July 30

First Game: Aug. 27

Harrisburg High School’s Jacob Knuth. Photo via HUDL

First Practice: Aug. 5

First Game: Aug. 20

St. Benedict at Auburndale’s Walter Nolen. Photo via Ryan Callahan/247Sports

First Practice: July 26

First Game: Aug. 20

Photo: Collin Kennedy, 247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 7

First Game: Aug. 26

Corner Canyon High School’s Devin Brown. Photo via Shotgun Spratling/247Sports

First Practice: July 26

First Game: Aug. 13

First Practice: Aug. 16

First Game: Sept. 3

Liberty Christian Academy’s Zach Rice. Photo via Don Callahan/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 9

First Game: Aug. 27

Rainier Beach High School’s Josh Conerly Jr. Photo via Brandon Huffman/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 18

First Game: Sept. 3

Spring Valley High School’s Corbin Page. Photo via Hale McGranahan/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 6

First Game: Aug. 27

Whitefish Bay High School’s Joe Brunner. Photo via Evan Flood/247Sports

First Practice: Aug. 3

First Game: Aug. 20

First Practice: Aug. 12

First Game: Aug. 27