The Cleveland and Rio Rancho high school football teams kick off the 2022 season Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.

Both City of Vision teams had scrimmages Wednesday evening on their new turf fields, where the Rams played one of their original district foes, Los Lunas, which they last faced in 1999, and the Storm played host to Sandia High from the Northeast Heights.

On Friday, when the games really count, La Cueva will visit Rio Rancho Stadium and Centennial makes the trip to Cleveland from Las Cruces.

See the Aug. 14 issue of the Observer for more football info.