To commemorate Montclair High School’s 2017 football season opener, Montclair Local went all out in previewing the upcoming seasons for the MHS, MKA and Immaculate gridiron squads.

The result is our special 16-page section, “Kickoff,” the cover of which is above. The print version of “Kickoff” is available inside the Sept. 7 issue of Montclair Local, which you can find on newsstands, at our office at 309 Orange Road, and at the MHS home game against Passaic Tech Saturday afternoon, Sept. 9.

Check out each team’s prospects for 2017 below:

MONTCLAIR HIGH SCHOOL (last season: 7-4 overall, 5-1 Liberty Blue, North 1 Group 5 semifinalists):

Season opener:
Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m., vs Passaic Tech (at Woodman Field). Follow @MtcTimesSports on Twitter for live updates.

Team preview:
2017 Mounties should be fun to watch

Player spotlights:
QB Tarrin Earle gears up for last run at a ring
RB Daniel Webb puts team before personal stats

Coach spotlights:
Offensive coordinator Leonardis keeps defenses on their toes
Mountie offensive line coach Kline takes pride in toughness
Montclair’s co-defensive coordinators mold tenacious Mounties ‘D’

MONTCLAIR KIMBERLEY ACADEMY (last season: 7-3, 4-1 Metropolitan Independent Football League)</strong

Season opener:
Beat Bergen Tech, 33-14, Thursday night (Sept. 7). Next game: Saturday, Sept. 16 at Pennington.

Team preview:
Despite heavy losses to graduation, Cougars focused on winning

Player spotlight:
MKA center plays bigger than his size

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL (last season: 4-6, 2-2 United Blue)

Season opener:
Beat Newark Academy, 31-0, Saturday (Sept. 2). Next game: Saturday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m., vs. Hudson Catholic at Codey Field.

Team preview:
ICHS looks to bring winning tradition back to Codey Field

Game recap:
Lions whip Newark Academy in season opener, 31-0