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August 20, 2013

A Don McCormack column: Our team getting ready, too

Paying a visit to the variety store...

Around the corner

As the 10 area high school football teams are preparing for the 2013 season that is just around the corner, so, too, is our team here at the Star Beacon.

While the first day of the season will be Friday, Aug. 30, our “season debut” will be on display for the world to see a bit earlier.

We’ve received several telephone calls and emails asking when our annual high school football preview section will be published.

Well, without further ado, the section titled “Kickoff ’13,” will appear in our Wednesday, Aug. 28 edition.

It will be printed Sunday, Aug. 25, so, yes, Loyal Readers, that means our “kickoff” will take place this week.

There is some breaking news about “Kickoff ’13,” though!

At my request, our publisher, Jim Frustere, and our editor, Neil Frieder, have given the OK to expand the section.

Because of that, “Kickoff ’13” will be the largest publication ever produced by this newspaper.

The past few seasons, the section has been 64 broadsheet pages.

This season, though, we’re going the extra mile, bumping the section up to 80 pages.

The expansion is happening because we have several, never-done-before features planned for the section.

We won’t let the cat out of the bag today, though, because we want you to be surprised, Loyal Readers, but we’ve put plenty of time and effort into attempting to come up with some new and unique concepts.

Yours truly is waist-deep in working on the monstrous project, but we at Team Beacon believe the extra time and effort will be well worth it.

Time changes

The kickoff times for two high school football scrimmages set for Friday night.

The matchup between Cardinal and Geneva at Spire Stadium will now commence at 5:30.

The contest between Western Reserve and Pymatuning Valley will be initiating at 7 p.m.

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