The high school football season started Friday, March 19, 2021 after a seven month delay

 
 
Updated 3/19/2021 9:59 PM

After a seven month delay the high school football season started Friday night while the COVID-19 pandemic lingers.

Stevenson High School football vs Waukegan kicks off their season despite the pandemic at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.
  Stevenson High School football vs Waukegan kicks off their season despite the pandemic at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Stevenson High School football supporters Vickie Loch and Pilar Norenberg (standing) hang team player banners along the fence line at Stevenson's stadium before the game. "So excited," Loch said as her son is playing on the varsity team against Waukegan.
  Stevenson High School football supporters Vickie Loch and Pilar Norenberg (standing) hang team player banners along the fence line at Stevenson's stadium before the game. "So excited," Loch said as her son is playing on the varsity team against Waukegan.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Stevenson's Jayden McFadden hauls in a pass play in the first quarter despite pressure from Waukegan's Bryan Figueroa in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
  Stevenson's Jayden McFadden hauls in a pass play in the first quarter despite pressure from Waukegan's Bryan Figueroa in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Stevenson's Andrew Miller scores his second touchdown in the first quarter against Waukegan's defense in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
  Stevenson's Andrew Miller scores his second touchdown in the first quarter against Waukegan's defense in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Glenbard East's Sean Banks tries to get past Larkin's Treyvon Smith and Chevelle Clements in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  Glenbard East's Sean Banks tries to get past Larkin's Treyvon Smith and Chevelle Clements in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Larkin and Glenbard East play in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  Larkin and Glenbard East play in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Maine West's defense fails to stop Deerfield's Luke Jones on his 54-yard punt return for a touchdown in the season opener at Deerfield High School on Friday.
  Maine West's defense fails to stop Deerfield's Luke Jones on his 54-yard punt return for a touchdown in the season opener at Deerfield High School on Friday.
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Maine West football player Eduardo Cisneros pressures Deerfield's Luke Jones as he hauls in a one-handed catch in their season opener at Deerfield High School on Friday.
  Maine West football player Eduardo Cisneros pressures Deerfield's Luke Jones as he hauls in a one-handed catch in their season opener at Deerfield High School on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Larkin warms up before the first football game of the delayed season against Glenbard East in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  Larkin warms up before the first football game of the delayed season against Glenbard East in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Maine West football player Eduardo Cisneros bobbles the ball on his run against Deerfield in the season opener against Deerfield High School on Friday.
  Maine West football player Eduardo Cisneros bobbles the ball on his run against Deerfield in the season opener against Deerfield High School on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Larkin's Trevor Matison watches the ball bounce away on an incomplete pass as Glenbard East's Sean Banks and Daniel Schager cover the play in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  Larkin's Trevor Matison watches the ball bounce away on an incomplete pass as Glenbard East's Sean Banks and Daniel Schager cover the play in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Glenbard East quarterback Connor Cerkas passes against Larkin in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
  Glenbard East quarterback Connor Cerkas passes against Larkin in the first football game of the delayed season in Elgin on Friday, March 19, 2021.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Stevenson's Andrew Miller tries to slip away from Waukegan's defense in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
  Stevenson's Andrew Miller tries to slip away from Waukegan's defense in the first game of the season at Stevenson High School on Friday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Huntley's Alex Dennison, left, and Alex Janke, right, surround quarterback Bruno Bosman, center, after a long touchdown run on a keeper play against Jacobs during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
Huntley's Alex Dennison, left, and Alex Janke, right, surround quarterback Bruno Bosman, center, after a long touchdown run on a keeper play against Jacobs during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
Huntley's Edward Wall blocks a punt by Jacobs' Keegan Connors takes on Jacobs during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
Huntley's Edward Wall blocks a punt by Jacobs' Keegan Connors takes on Jacobs during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
Huntley's Alex Dennison hauls in the pass ahead of Jacobs' Ben Ludlum during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
Huntley's Alex Dennison hauls in the pass ahead of Jacobs' Ben Ludlum during their season opening football game at Huntley High School on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Huntley. Shaw Media photo by Matthew Apgar
St. Charles East's Blaine Hansen runs the ball during the first game of the season against Batavia at East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
St. Charles East's Blaine Hansen runs the ball during the first game of the season against Batavia at East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
Batavia's Trey Urweiler (1) runs the ball during the first game of the season at St. Charles East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
Batavia's Trey Urweiler (1) runs the ball during the first game of the season at St. Charles East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
St. Charles East's AJ Gaca (34) runs the ball after an interception during the first game of the season against Batavia at East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
St. Charles East's AJ Gaca (34) runs the ball after an interception during the first game of the season against Batavia at East on Friday, March 19, 2021. Shaw Media photo by sandy bressner
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