The high school football season starts this week. Here’s what to know about your team

People in Rock Hill frequently identify this city as “football city” USA.

There’s good reason. The region consistently produces athletes who move on to the collegiate and professional ranks. It all starts at the high school level.

In this region, each season is met with anticipation and optimism. As we embark on the fall of 2022, The Herald has a compilation of previews of all the high school teams in our coverage area.

Take an early look at the teams you’ll be hearing about this fall:

  • BUFORD hoping hard work in off-season will yield on-field victories


  • CATAWBA RIDGE is on the 4A football map. Copperheads aim to make another leap in 2022

  • The CHESTER high football team will be young this fall, but they are experienced

  • The CLOVER football team will have experience on offense and defense this fall

  • FORT MILL HIGH players are hearing a different message for the 2022 football season

  • The GREAT FALLS Red Devils are small in number, but big on experience

  • LANCASTER looking to be a much tougher football team in an already-tough region

  • Led by USC commit and others, LEGION COLLEGIATE football is ready for NCISAA in 2022

  • The LEWISVILLE High football team will be young, but deep and talented this year

  • NATION FORD football’s recipe for success in 2022? A trusted QB, ‘elite speed’ and heart

  • With seniors leading the way, NORTHWESTERN has its state title dreams within reach

  • Defending state champs SOUTH POINTE working to live up to team’s tradition

  • YORK’S football team has depth and versatility -- at some positions, the coach says

Don’t see your team yet? Don’t give up. We’re compiling previews this week. Check back more schools will be included.