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Fall in Iowa is the season for harvest, pumpkins, orange leaves and, of course, football.

On chilly Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, people from all over the Fort Dodge area gather each fall to watch their local grilling heroes go head-to-head. They’ll shout and cheer for their favorite team, sometimes complain about the umpires, and even embody the fine Iowa tradition of applauding their opponents’ good play.

We may have to wait a bit longer for cool Friday nights. We won’t have to wait for the football action, which starts tonight.

For more on local football teams, please see the annual football publication The Messenger included in today’s edition of the newspaper. Inside are stories and photos featuring teams from Fort Dodge High School, St. Edmond High School and 16 other area schools. It includes rosters, records, schedules and all the other information football fans will need to enjoy this year’s season.

This is the 65th football preview to be released.

For more than six decades, some 1,400 teams and approximately 40,000 athletes have been featured.

The publication is the oldest and last of its kind in Iowa.

The Messenger’s football publication is the perfect guide for fans as the new season unfolds.

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