Burning the candle at both end zones

(Ellen Weinstein / For The Washington Post)

COVER STORY | High school football coaches are increasingly pulled in a dozen directions by a job that demands lots of attention for little pay.

Preseason All-Met Watch

A handful of familiar faces appear on the Preseason All-Met Watch, including 2010 All-Mets Stefon Diggs, Jonathan Allen, Ken Ekanem and De’Jon Wilson.

Games to watch

From Thursday through November, we’ve got you covered on the top places to be for high school football in the area.

District previews

Virginia

CLIFTON, VA - October 13: Centreville High School running back Manny Smith during practice on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. The Wildcats were one of the area's dominant teams in the late 90's, early 00's but have fallen off recently. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post)

AAA Concorde District

The Concorde District is again one of the area’s best, with Centreville, Westfield, Robinson and Oakton.

Private Schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD - November 21: Good Counsel wide receiver Stefon Diggs passes DeMatha defensive back Michael Wiliams as he runs into the endzone for the first of his three touchdowns during the WCAC Championship game against DeMatha at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Good Counsel defeated DeMatha 42-3. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post)

WCAC

Good Counsel is the two-time defending champion. Who will challenge the Falcons at the top?

D.C.

H.D. Woodson players celebrate their 2010 Turkey Bowl win with Coach Greg Fuller.

DCIAA East

H.D. Woodson, the three-time defending DCIAA champ, is again the team to beat in the District.