Friday Night Fever returns following the dog days of summer

Sheldon quarterback Zach Diehl (#6) leads the Sheldon Fighting Irish onto the field for the second round of the OSAA 6A playoffs. The Sheldon Irish defeated the Lincoln Cardinals 38 to 28 to advance to the quarterfinals of the OSAA 6A playoffs. Photo by Ben Lonergan, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. That can only mean one thing:

September is here, and with it comes another season of high school football. Let us all rejoice.

Across the Willamette Valley, teams have had this date marked on their calendar all summer. Week One - the night you get to showcase the finely-tuned product created throughout August.

Whether it's the Sheldon Irish showcasing their new top-rated talent or the Cottage Grove Lions trying to avenge their loss in the 4A Championship game in 2016, we've got you covered with headlines, highlights, scores and more.

Here are some scores and highlights from opening night of the high school football season.

Sheldon 48, Southridge 25:

Corvallis N/A, North Eugene N/A :

Churchill 33, Willamette 13:

Crescent Valley 42, Marist 17:

Lebanon 33, Springfield 6:

Thurston 55, Ridgeview 20 :

Dayton 41, Pleasant Hill 13:

Philomath 19, Junction City 12:

The Philomath Warriors have had this night circled on their schedule for more than a year now after they were forced to cancel their entire 2016 season following a hazing incident at football camp last year.

Santiam Christian 48, Harrisburg 18:

St. Mary's 27, Creswell 6:

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