The 2018 high school football season gets underway in less than a month, and AM 1390 Granite City Sports will be there every step of the way. In addition to airing a Game of the Week on AM 1390, we will air the Saturday Morning Coaches' Show each Saturday from 8-9 a.m.

WEEK ONE (August 31st): Apollo vs Tech @ St. John's University

The biggest rivalry in town kicks off the 2018 season on AM 1390. The upstart Eagles finished 5-5 in 2017 and return a large number of players this year, including All-Conference quarterback Neal Benson.

The Tech Tigers will have new faces in many places this year, including at head coach with Jon Benson taking over for Gregg Martig. The Tigers also lost stalwarts Brevyn Spann-Ford (Minnesota), James Kaczor (NDSU) and Trent Meyer, but do return quarterback Nate Trewick.

WEEK TWO (September 7th): Rocori @ Apollo @ Michie Field 

We will get our first look (or listen as the case may be) at the new-look Spartans, led by junior quarterback Jack Steil and new coach James Herberg, as Rocori looks to qualify for the state tournament for a fifth straight season.

WEEK THREE (September 14th): Sartell @ Apollo @ Michie Field 

The Sartell Sabres look to bounce back from a difficult 0-9 2017 season when they take on their rival Eagles at Apollo High School.

WEEK FOUR (September 21st): Little Falls @ Cathedral @ SCSU 

We take a trip to the Granite Ridge Conference in week four, as longtime rivals Little Falls and Cathedral do battle at SCSU. The Crusaders return a lot of key players from 2017, including quarterback Dan Hjort.

WEEK FIVE (September 28th): Sartell @ Sauk Rapids @ SRR Middle School 

Another week, another big rivalry game! The Sabres take on coach Phil Klaphake's upstart Storm, with Sauk Rapids-Rice winning four of their last five regular season games and a playoff game against Osseo.

WEEK SIX (October 5th): Tech @ Sauk Rapids-Rice @ SRR Middle School 

We stick with the Storm as they host the Tech Tigers in a pivotal week six matchup. Last season, the Tigers beat the Storm 34-6, so Sauk Rapids-Rice will be looking for revenge.

Weeks seven and eight will be "flex" weeks, and we will head to the biggest local matchup on the schedule based on the standings.

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