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Customize FNF Magazine For Your Team in 2017

Friday Night Football Magazine is giving coaches an opportunity to make the magazine their own. FNF Magazine is offering schools a chance to receive maximum exposure in the 2017 edition by not only featuring their players on the cover, but providing a full-page team preview on the inside of the magazine. FNF Magazine has been offering […]

FNF COACHES Makes Its 2017 Debut

The first edition of the 2017 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (FNF) COACHES magazine series will be distributed throughout high schools in the continental United States starting in the first week of January. FNF Coaches magazine is 100-percent dedicated to high school football coaches. The magazine is published with the intent to inform coaches on the latest […]

No Longer Second: Fitzgerald (GA) Wins FNF Team Moms Contest

Staff Report Give the Fitzgerald High Team Moms credit for being resilient. A year after falling agonizingly short to crosstown rival Irwin County in their quest to earn the title of Georgia’s top football moms, Fitzgerald has deservedly earned the title. FNF Magazine recently recognized the Fitzgerald Team Moms as the winners of the 2016 […]

Eastern Alamance (NC) Team Moms Embody Community

Staff Report The Eastern Alamance (NC) football team can look to its Team Moms for an example of what can be achieved when a group of individuals unites for a common purpose. FNF Magazine recently recognized the Eastern Alamance Team Moms as the winners of the 2016 Friday Night Football Team Moms Contest, sponsored by […]

White Oak (TX) Team Moms Provide a Strong Support System

Staff Report Pregame meals, snack bags, fundraising, marketing through social media, get-well cards for injured players, in-team communication – these are just some of the ways in which the White Oak (TX) Football Moms’ Club supports the Roughnecks. For all of the giving the White Oak Football Moms’ Club does for their Roughnecks, it’s only appropriate […]

Each of These Five Schools Won the FNF Team Moms Contest, $1,000 Reward

FNF Magazine is proud to announce the five winning schools for the 2016 FNF Magazine Football Team Moms Contest, sponsored by Samsung. A school from each of FNF Magazine’s publication regions will accept a $1,000 donation to the football team’s booster program as part of the winning prize. The winning schools include White Oak High (Texas), […]

FNF Photographer of the Year

Nominate your photographer for FNF’s 2017 Photographer of the Year

Huffman (TX) Joins At-Risk Elementary School Students For Pollo Tropical Team Dinner

By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Managing Editor The Huffman-Hargrave (TX) football team cashed in on its winning prize for the 2016 Pollo Tropical Sweepstakes Sept. 21 when it had the local restaurant chain cater a luncheon for 50 students, some of which included “at-risk” third- and fourth-graders from Copeland Elementary. Many of the Huffman football players participate […]

Winners announced for Pollo Tropical Team Dinner Sweepstakes

Three schools named winners of Pollo Tropical Team Dinner Sweepstakes FNF Magazine is happy to announce that two high school football teams in Florida and one in Texas will each receive 50 free meals at Pollo Tropical as a reward for winning the inaugural Pollo Tropical Team Dinner Sweepstakes. The winning schools include Glades Central […]

East Mecklenburg (N.C.) wins Russell CarbonTek Shoulder Pad Sweepstakes

For Immediate Release: East Mecklenburg High School Charlotte, NC Mike Smith,   Sr. Account Executive Team Sales for Russell Athletics visited East Mecklenburg High in early August to present Coach Barry Shuford with 6 Pairs of Carbontek shoulder pads courtesy of FNF magazine and Russell Athletic. Colt Butler of Players Sporting Goods accompanied Mr. Smith […]

Are you interested in FNF Ohio?

We are in the final stages of planning for the launch of FNF Ohio magazine for 2017. Before we decide to move forward, we want to know what you think about our plans for next year. FNF Ohio magazine will be 100 percent dedicated to Ohio high school football and will including a team preview […]

FNF magazine is looking to expand its coverage

FNF magazine will venture into new regions in the future, and we want to hear from the coaches, players and fans to determine which areas are home to the most passionate fans.  The magazine is 100 percent dedicated to high school football, so we rely on coaches to share information about their programs, facilitate interviews […]

List of schools entered in the FNF Team Moms Contest

FNF Team Moms Contest FNF Magazine is accepting nominations for the 2016 FNF Team Moms Contest until August 31, 2016. Nominations will only be accepted by completing the online form at Each of the winning schools from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina will receive a $1,000 donation to the high […]

East Mecklenburg (N.C.) wins Russell CarbonTek Shoulder Pad Sweepstakes

FNF magazine and Russell Athletic will be supplying the East Mecklenburg High (N.C.) football team with more than $3,000 worth of shoulder pads for the 2016 season as a reward for winning the inaugural Russell CarbonTek Shoulder Pad Sweepstakes. The FNF staff selected East Mecklenburg as the most deserving school among 40 entrants to the […]

FNF Coaches Magazine makes its debut

This marks the first publication of FNF Coaches magazine, formerly FUEL Coaches Magazine. The intent of the change in the magazine’s title is to streamline the publication process and story themes with the FNF Magazine series, which is 100 percent dedicated to high school football. Starting in 2017, FNF Coaches magazine will publish much more […]

Vision technology: Helping athletes improve through training

GoRout: Combining on-field wearable technology with real-time software

X’s and O’s: Drills for coaches looking to make the most of practice time

Perseverance at its best: Four coaches that faced adversity head-on

Riddell: Innovations in player safety

USA Football: An important member of the high school family

College Q&A with Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald

Pat Fitzgerald took over as head coach at Northwestern in 2006 at the age of 31 after the death of his successor, Randy Walker. The former star linebacker led the Wildcats to a 10-3 record in 2015 – good for No. 22 in the nation. There seems to be a lot of sudden coaching changes […]

Enter the Russell CarbonTek Shoulder Pads Contest

The RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series Begins with Jacksonville-St. Johns Camp

The 2016 RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series, a travelling one-day football camp for players in grades 7-11, will kick off its statewide tour with its Jacksonville-St. Johns camp on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Creekside High School. The event is produced by Friday Night Football Florida magazine, which has published an annual Florida high school football […]

Enter the 2016 FNF Coaches Contest, Win Great Prizes

  The 2016 Football Coaches Contest Coach, Your friends at FNF magazine are already working on the 2016 edition of the magazine. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and hope you will take a couple minutes to complete our 2016 Coach’s Product Survey. Your input is important to us. You can use the button below, or complete […]

Are You Attending the AFCA Convention in San Antonio?

Coaches, FNF magazine will be the AFCA convention in San Antonio from January 8–12. You can find us at booth 3116. We would love to put a face to the name so be sure to stop by and say hello. Win an FNF Custom Cover For all coaches that stop by our booth, your school […]

Share Your Story About a Unique Fundraiser

SHARE YOUR STORY ABOUT A UNIQUE FUNDRAISER Do you have a story about “a unique fundraiser” that you’d like to share with fellow football coaches? We want to hear from you! We know fundraisers are the lifeblood of any program, and we want to share ideas for some of the most creative fundraisers across the […]

FNF Events Unveils 2016 Florida Lineup

We at Friday Night Football Magazine believe high school football is a classroom in which athletes learn about commitment, teamwork, accountability and excellence. FNF Events connects athletes and fans with those learning experiences through cost-effective, experiential high school events. The Friday Night Football Campus Tour Our annual tour is a marketing program that connects companies […]

Share Your Story About Coaching Through Adversity

Do you have a story about “overcoming challenges” that you’d like to share with fellow football coaches? Did your football budget get cut? Did you face a personal tragedy this season? Did you support a member of your football family through illness? Did you find yourself serving as a life coach for your players off […]

Score Your Team a Full-Page Team Preview in the 2016 Edition of FNF Magazine

Friday Night Football Magazine is giving coaches an opportunity to get even more out of the Custom Cover Project in 2016. We are offering schools a chance to receive maximum exposure in the 2016 edition by not only featuring their players on the cover, but providing a full-page team preview on the inside of the […]

FNF Champions Edition: We Capture the Memories

A state championship season should be remembered by more than a trophy. Visit to find out how FNF Magazine can recognize your team for its outstanding season. Honor your team’s state championship title with a special edition, custom magazine that is 100 percent dedicated to your school. The entire magazine, from cover to cover, features […]

Coach Cantu: Custom Cover Project ‘is an excellent product’

Friday Night Football Magazine had Q&A sessions with three coaches to find out how the Custom Cover Project worked for their respective schools. Veterans Memorial (Texas) coach David Cantu signed on for the Custom Cover Project for the second year in a row in 2015. What motivated you to bring the Custom Cover Project to […]

Seagraves (Texas) coach shares his Custom Cover Project experience

Friday Night Football Magazine had Q&A sessions with three coaches to find out how the Custom Cover Project worked for their respective schools. Third-year Seagraves (Texas) coach Steve Heryford signed on for the Custom Cover Project for the first time in 2015. Did you come up with the idea for the Custom Cover Project as […]

FNF RecruitBomb Camp Series is seeking host facilities

Staff Report Have you ever thought about hosting a combine or camp on your home field? FNF Magazine will make it easy for you. Friday Night Football Magazine is searching for high schools in Florida to host RecruitBomb camps in 2016. FNF Magazine plans to run camps between January and April in the following markets: Miami-Dade, Broward, […]

FNF Magazine recognizes Gunter (TX), Leon (FL) and Colonial (FL)

Staff Report The FNF Magazine Custom Cover Project is the gift that keeps on giving for three schools. FNF Magazine has recognized Gunter (TX), Leon (FL) and Colonial (FL) for excellence in participation in the annual Custom Cover Project. All three schools were featured on the cover of FNF Magazine due to their articipation in the unique offseason, […]

Coming Soon: Fling ‘N’ Fly 7v7 Tournament

COMING IN 2016! FNF Florida Magazine announced the launch of its own 7V7 tournament series, titled “Fling ‘N’ Fly” (playing off FNF, get it? ). The one-day event features pool play in the morning and a single-elimination tournament in the afternoon. There will be a minimum of two events run in 2016 — one for […]

Enter To Win a Samsung Washer and Dryer

As part of the Samsung Football Moms of the Year contest, one lucky fan will win a Samsung activewash™ washer and dryer combination courtesy of Samsung and FNF magazine. No purchase is necessary. Please register below to become instantly eligible. Registration is open until midnight Friday, October 16, 2015. and the winner will be announced via Twitter on […]

RecruitBomb FNF Magazine Camp Series Video Recap

Here is a recap of FNF’s RecrutBomb Camp Series event that took place on April 19, 2015 at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, FL. More than 80 players attended the inaugural one-day camp.

Macatee of Highland Park wins FNF Magazine Photographer of the Year

Melissa Macatee of Highland Park High (Texas) has won 2015 FNF Photographer of the Year through an online vote that was open to fans in April. “I am very blessed; I love what I do and getting to showcase the student athletes doing what they love makes it very rewarding,” Macatee said. “Many of my votes […]

FNF Incubator: Looking for an assist?

New FNF Program Looks to Partner with Coaches Looking to Launch or Promote a Great Idea FNF is looking for coaches who have great ideas but need a little help bringing those ideas to fruition. If you are a coach who is always kicking around an idea for a new product, app or foundation, we want […]

Get Your Team on the Cover of FNF

The Custom Cover Project is a unique fundraising opportunity that allows high schools across the state an opportunity to be on the cover for Friday Night Football magazine and generate up to $7,500 in fundraising revenue for each football program. Developed in 2010, the Custom Cover Project has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for […]

FNF Football Magazine App

All FNF magazines are available as a mobile app for your phone or tablet via the FUEL Sports app. To download the FUEL Sports iTunes app click here To download the FUEL Sports Google Play app for Android devices, click here

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