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While we are about to end the month of July, it may seem like it’s early, but yes, it is time to start talking about high school football in our community.

At the Auburn Journal, we are already beginning production of our 2018 special publication called “High School Football Preview,” as well as taking orders from the many businesses that choose to be a part of it each year. Our local teams include the Placer Hillmen, Colfax Falcons, Bear River Bruins and Foresthill Wildfires.

At first glance, one may not look at our community and realize it has such a love for its prep pigskins just driving through town. However, if you look up the stats of our area teams, you will clearly see what we have in our community is tremendous football programs with passionate supporters.

In small towns, this is often more apparent to the first-time observer that may not necessarily follow the sport. In many mid-western towns, it’s not uncommon to see coffee shops’ walls covered in news clippings from the local sports pages, signs in businesses’ windows with slogans like “Go Team,” and even billboards with players on them, yard signs saluting them in front of their homes and more. As the Placer Hillmen made their journey to the state finals last year, these scenes started to become apparent here in the city. The local rivalries here in Gold Country are second to none.

In the coming weeks, the Auburn Journal will join our area teams on the field to capture the images and stories needed to produce another strong and comprehensive 2018 High School Football Preview section.
Right alongside this community, supporting our local teams, is this community newspaper. After 146 years, we bring you great community news each week better than we ever have, in local racks or delivered directly to your home twice a week.

After a tremendous response from the business community and the local schools last year, our upcoming Football Preview publication will be even bigger and better than our previous editions. Packed with previews and photos looking at the season ahead for teams, the publication talks about players, rosters, schedules and more.

Along with the great editorial coverage, there will be countless businesses showing their support within this publication. Many will be offering game day deals. Others will be simply wishing their local teams the best of luck in the season ahead.

We take great pride in supporting our youth sports like this and we hope you will too, whether it’s reading 2018 High School Football Preview or joining the many advertisers that support our efforts.

For more information on 2018 Football Preview, simply call our office at 530-885-5656, or drop us a note at We want everyone in the community to have the opportunity to be a part of this special publication.