High school football is back. 

The season begins for teams across the Quad-Cities region Friday night. Alleman, Assumption and Geneseo wait until Saturday night to start. 

Who are some of the top players in the metro and surrounding area this fall? From a half-dozen tailbacks who rushed more than 1,000 yards last season, talented wide outs and multiple offensive linemen with Division I offers to pass rushers and ball-hawking linebackers, there is no shortage of talent.

Here is 25 players expected to make an impact on their respective teams this fall: 

 

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Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.