High school football scoreboard, Aug. 26-27, 2016

The wait is nearly over.

Almost nine months after Arcola claimed a Class 1A state title and Unity played for a state title in 3A, the 2016 high school football season is upon us.

However, weather caused some issues.

LIVE! Illini Classic: Arkansas

Illinois 1, Arkansas 0

The Illini hit .700 or better in the early going against the Razorbacks. That's not really sustainable team wide for an entire set, but Illinois finished up its 25-19 first set victory still hitting .394.

Aug. 29 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:00am

How will Lovie Smith's team perform in the opener? Will there be any surprises when the depth chart is released? What is next for Tim Beckman? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

NG Prep Football Video Tour: Champaign Central

Champaign Central comes back from a Class 5A semi-final run, but despite returning plenty of skill players, coach Nate Albaugh said his group feels like a young team.

2016 prep football essays: Centennial's Trey Simpson

Centennial senior

2016 prep football preview: Corn Belt

Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs

2016 prep football essays: Central's Marshall Thompson

Champaign Central senior

The first reason I love playing at Tommy Stewart Field is that I simply love football, and Tommy Stewart Field happens to be where you get to play if you go to public school in Champaign.

2016 prep football preview: Heart of Illinois

Fisher Bunnies

2016 prep football essays: Clinton's Dalton Whitted

Clinton senior

There are many reasons why I love to play at Clinton High School, but the one major reason is having our home crowd supporting us on Friday nights.

2016 prep football preview: Homecoming dates

Area homecoming dates for the 2016 season: