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Not your average rivalries

Bragging rights matter more in high school sports thanks to athletes, parents and coaches who live in the same communities and are well-acquainted with each other.

The All-Met Watch

Check out our first look at some of the best players from around the Washington area.

The Post’s Top 20

Good Counsel opens the season at No. 1. Check out our rankings and sound off in the comments.

What to watch for

What to watch for

STORYLINES | Transfers are expected to play a role at several top schools in the area. Maryland teams may face rust from a shortened preseason.

24 games you shouldn’t miss

24 games you shouldn’t miss

This fall’s football calendar is full of great games, including Stone Bridge at Broad Run and DeMatha at Good Counsel.

District previews

Montgomery County

Montgomery County

Favorites, the best rivalry and players to watch in Montgomery.

Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County

Favorites, best rivalry and players to watch in each P.G. division.

Maryland: Outer counties

Maryland: Outer counties

Favorites, best rivalry and players to watch in Anne Arundel and Howard.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Previewing the DCIAA East and West, plus charter schools.

Private schools

Private schools

Favorites, best rivalry and players to watch in the WCAC, IAC and MAC.

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia

Favorites, best rivalry and players to watch in the AAA Northern Region.

Virginia: Outer counties

Virginia: Outer counties

Previewing the Cardinal, Cedar Run and Dulles Districts.