IHSAA football preview: No one gets you ready for a season better than Kyle Neddenriep

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Kickoff for the 2022 IHSAA football season is right around the corner, Aug. 19 to be exact.

No one gets you more prepared for a new season than IndyStar high school sports Insider Kyle Neddenriep. Below are links to Kyle's work this summer (what offseason?). It includes position breakdowns, sleeper teams, our new Coaches Confidential series and so much more.

And come back to indystar.com for more season preview content set to publish next week, including our ALL-USA preseason Super Team, preseason rankings, class-by-class breakdowns and a new collaborative project with our visuals team.

Class-by-class previews, predictions top players:

Class 6A, Class 5A, Class 4A, Class 3A, Class 2A, Class A

Who are the area's best teams?

Kyle ranks the top teams:Central Indiana class-by-class preseason power rankings

IHSAA football storylines to watch:

10 storylines to open IHSAA season:From realignment to top games to Mr. Football

Best of the Best: Who will win Mr. Football in 2022?

2022 Mr. Football:Race has obvious frontrunner, but these 11 players will have their say.

Cathedral junior quarterback Danny O'Neil (left) and senior wide receiver Jaron Tibbs (right) photographed on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
Cathedral junior quarterback Danny O'Neil (left) and senior wide receiver Jaron Tibbs (right) photographed on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.

Top high school football players in Central Indiana

Top quarterbacks in Indiana: 12 QBs in Central Indiana who will be difference-makers in 2022

Running backs to watch in 2022:A look at a dozen top RB's in Central Indiana

IHSAA football countdown: 15 defensive playmakers and game-wreckers in Central Indiana

High school football countdown: These 12 Central Indiana players are primed for breakout seasons

Central Indiana football players to see:A dozen Central Indiana small-school standouts to watch in 2022

Cathedral Fighting Irish Kendrick Gilbert (99) attempts to block a pass from Brownsburg Bulldogs quarterback Jayden Whitaker (9) on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg. Cathedral Fighting Irish defeated Brownsburg Bulldogs, 20-7.
Cathedral Fighting Irish Kendrick Gilbert (99) attempts to block a pass from Brownsburg Bulldogs quarterback Jayden Whitaker (9) on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg. Cathedral Fighting Irish defeated Brownsburg Bulldogs, 20-7.

Top IHSAA football teams heading into the 2022 season

Best in IHSAA Class 6A play:IHSAA football preview: Predictions, top players for Central Indiana's Class 6A teams

IHSAA football countdown10 Central Indiana high school football teams poised to turn it around

How are coaches feeling about the 2022 season?

New IHSAA rules in 2022? We asked football coaches what is one IHSAA rule they would change

Coaches Confidential series: Who is the last coach you'd want to face in a winner-take-all game?

IHSAA playoff system:Seed IHSAA tournament? We asked Central Indiana football coaches. They had strong feelings.

Coaches Confidential series continues: What is biggest challenge coaching high school football in 2022?

Coaching and Indiana law:Supreme Court high school football prayer ruling 'applied to a lot of coaches in Indiana'

Best of the Best: Who will win Mr. Football in 2022?

2022 Mr. Football:Race has obvious frontrunner, but these 11 players will have their say.

Top high school football players in Central Indiana

Top Guns: 12 QBs in Central Indiana who will be difference-makers in 2022

Running backs to watch in 2022:A look at a dozen top RB's in Central Indiana

IHSAA football countdown: 15 defensive playmakers and game-wreckers in Central Indiana

Andrean Fighting 59ers Drayk Bowen (34) celebrates a touchdown during the IHSAA Class 2A State Finals on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.The Andrean Fighting 59ers defeated the Evansville Mater Dei Wildcats, 21-9.
Andrean Fighting 59ers Drayk Bowen (34) celebrates a touchdown during the IHSAA Class 2A State Finals on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.The Andrean Fighting 59ers defeated the Evansville Mater Dei Wildcats, 21-9.

High school football countdown: These 12 Central Indiana players are primed for breakout seasons

Central Indiana football players to see:A dozen Central Indiana small-school standouts to watch in 2022

Indiana high school football recruiting watch

IHSAA football recruiting tracker:See where Indiana's top 2023 players are committed

Call Star reporter Kyle Neddenriep at (317) 444-6649. You can follow him on Twitter at @KyleNeddenriep.

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