HT Fall kickoff

The fall high school sports season is set to begin this weekend for teams in this area as well as all across the state.
Football will kick off the season first with two Thursday games played locally.

Mount Rainier has taken in some players from Tyee, which will not field a team this year, and fans from both schools can see the squad open its season with a trip to Auburn-Riverside. The action will open South Puget Sound League Class 4A play.

Seattle Christian is also playing on a combined team and opens Thursday. The Warriors are members of the Life Christian team of Tacoma and will journey all the way to Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood for a home game against LaConnor. The Life Christian/SCS team plays in the Class 1A Nisqually League.

Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

A new phenomenon will take place Friday, with a football double-header at Highline Stadium.

Highline opens the twin bill by hosting Yelm for 5 p.m. action, followed by an 8 p.m. game featuring Kennedy at home against Mount Si.

Also on Friday, Foster will entertain Bremerton for a 7 p.m. game and Evergreen will journey a short distance up the road to play Chief Sealth High School of West Seattle in 7 p.m. action at the Southwest Athletic Complex -- otherwise known as SWAC.

Saturday the season opening action continues with Evergreen Lutheran hosting Lake Quinault in a 1 p.m. game at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Evergreen Lutheran -- located in Des Moines -- plays the wide open sport of B-8 football, with only eight players on the field at a time instead of the normal 11.