Oh yes you have that right on my friend.
Our HS games are all on friday nights except for 2 games a year, such as this saturdays opener. Our varsity was state runner up last year in 6a what a team 48-3 in four years were those kids .
This year we are again ranked #1 in our state class of 6a. We have 8 classes of schools here.
Some teams make their season if they just beat us, sort of like the ND of Illinois public schools. Coach is in 31st year, 200+ players on to college football. Lots of fun. Check out their historical stats. They have last years team pictures up there. My older son graduated 2 years ago and this is my youngest sons first year. He has played 6 years of youth football already though. Football is big in the Chicago area at all levels, youth, HS, college and of course "Monsters of the Midway" - Bears.
Good luck to your sons teams this season, will be interesting to see how my sons freshman team does, they look loaded with talent.