As the area high school football season approaches, several local teams will be kicking off their schedules this week.
Highlight games include a Division I, home-opening clash for Brattleboro against Burlington, a home-opener under the lights for Burr & Burton Academy as they take on CVU and there's a tough road test right off the bat for the Bellows Falls Terriers against Moriah, NY, a team that made it to the Division III title game last year.
The defending Division II state champion Springfield Cosmos will also open their season on the road against Poultney.
Watch for continuing Messenger coverage of all local high school teams throughout the season and best of luck to all of our teams.
Friday, September 4
Bellows Falls @ Moriah, NY, 7 p.m.
Burlington @ Brattleboro, 7 p.m.
South Burlington @ Rutland, 7 p.m.
CVU @ Burr & Burton, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 5
Springfield @ Poultney, 1 p.m.
Colchester @ Burr & Burton, 7 p.m.
Oxbow @ Springfield, 7 p.m.
Brattleboro @ BFA, 7 p.m.
Montpelier @ Woodstock, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 12
Otter Valley @ Bellows Falls, 1 p.m.
Rutland @ St. Johnsbury, 1 p.m.
Friday, September 18
Burr & Burton @ Fair Haven, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 19
Bellows Falls @ Mt. Abraham
Springfield @ Windsor, 1 p.m.
Brattleboro @ Keene, NH 1 p.m.