Every local high school football team kicks off the season on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Every local high school football team kicks off the season on Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

Stories, team capsules, coaches polls, storylines to watch and video previews ...

As kickoff nears for the upcoming high school football season, here are links to our previews for each of the five local leagues. Included are feature stories, coaches polls, storylines to watch, team capsules and video previews.

WESCO 4A

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

Lake Stevens ‘fueled’ by title-game loss

After last year’s dream season ended with a blowout loss in the 4A state title game, the talent-laden Vikings are on a ‘revenge tour’ that they hope ends with a state crown.

Coaches poll, favorite, contenders and storylines to watch

Capsules: Key players and outlook for every team

Video: Wesco 4A preview show

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WESCO 3A NORTH

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

Marysville Pilchuck ‘hungry’ to take next step

After missing the playoffs despite a 7-3 record, the Tomahawks plan to learn from last year’s tough losses as they take aim at a postseason return.

Coaches poll, favorite, contender and storylines to watch

Capsules: Key players and outlook for every team

Video: Wesco 3A North preview show

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WESCO 3A SOUTH

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

With wealth of experience, Shorecrest eyes a breakthrough

With their most experienced team in years, the Scots look to build on back-to-back five-win campaigns as they seek their first winning season since 2005.

Coaches poll, favorite, contender and storylines to watch

Capsules: Key players and outlook for every team

Video: Wesco 3A South preview show

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NORTHWEST 2A

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

Archbishop Murphy looks to rebound under interim coach

The Wildcats’ streak of three consecutive state semifinal appearances ended last year with a stunning Week 10 playoff loss. Under interim head coach Mark Leone, Archbishop Murphy aims to bounce back.

Coaches poll, favorites, contenders and storylines to watch

Capsules: Key players and outlook for the league’s local teams

Video: Northwest 2A preview show

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NORTH SOUND CONFERENCE

Prep football preview: In-depth looks at all 5 local leagues

North Sound Conference teams have experienced a coaching carousel in recent years

Five of the league’s six programs have had a head-coaching change within the last three years, including four within the last two years. Athletic directors from the conference share their thoughts on the challenges of retaining coaches, especially at smaller schools.

Coaches poll, favorite, contender and storylines to watch

Capsules: Key players and outlook for every team

Video: North Sound Conference preview show

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