The countdown to the 2019 high school football season in East Texas has begun, and starting today East Texas fans can begin their own countdown toward the release of our annual preseason preview magazine, The Zone. Fans can now go online and see (and purchase if you would like) photos taken by our award-winning photographers at the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore. Most of those photos of the 192 players from 46 teams will publish in The Zone on Sunday, Aug. 25. All of them will be available online at https://www.news-journal.com/etvarsity/2019zone/galleries/

Available teams today are Marshall, Lindale, Whitehouse, Hallsville and Nacogdoches. Other teams will follow daily through Saturday, Aug. 24.