Thursday night kicked off the opening of the 2018 high school football season as the Bingham Miners defeated Orem, 39-22.
On Friday night, most of the Utah County high schools will be in action from Salem Hills at Mountain Crest in the north, to Springville at Dixie in the south.
As we look forward to the rest of the football season, here are the top 5 high school football games involving Utah County schools this year.
American Fork at Timpview - August 24
In 2017 these two teams fought to a 34-33 Timpview road victory. This year, the two will play in the second week of the season in Provo.
Watch for the battle between Timpview's Raider Damuni and American Fork wide receiver Chase Roberts. That will be worth the price of admission.
Bingham at Lone Peak - September 28
Bingham has won 28 straight games over in-state opponents, including the victory over Orem on Thursday.
The Knights are led by senior running back Masen Wake. Lone Peak has been good the past couple of season, but Bingham has been better. The should be a drag-out fight.
Skyridge at Springville - October 5
Two of the top teams in 5A, Skyridge and Springville are looking to return to Rice-Eccles Stadium to play for a championship.
The Skyhawks' quarterback Jayden Clemons will have to avoid defensive lineman Simote Iloa for Springville.
Orem at Bishop Gorman (Nevada) - September 7
Despite the loss to Bingham on Thursday night, Orem is the front runner for the best team in 4A, and a legit contender for the best team in Utah County.
Another tough test awaits the Tigers when they go to Las Vegas to play national-power Bishop Gorman.
Alta at Lehi
In one of the all-time classic high school football games in Utah history, Lehi senior Dallin Holker will probably be remembered for having a stunning five touchdown receptions, including the dramatic game-winner in the 72-66 double overtime win at Alta in 2017.
This year, the Hawks and the Pioneers have the rematch Friday night in Lehi.
The Pioneers have lost Holker and quarterback Cam Cooper to graduation, but watch for the exciting moves of running back Carsen Manookin, who is the top returning rusher from 2017.