It’s that time of year to support your East Valley High School football teams! When my family watches my nieces cheer at the Higley Knights football games, or my nephew play for the Benjamin Franklin Chargers, I remember Friday nights as a teen cheering on my own Gilbert Tigers and being grateful when the community supported me in soccer, swim, track and choir. Now that I’m a mom, we love taking our boys to community and family extra curricular concerts, games and art exhibits to help them develop their own passions. Below is a list of East Valley High School football schedules close to Cadence at Gateway, but check the school’s websites for swim, cross country, choir, art and other fall activities you can support. Go, team go! Desert Ridge High School Jaguars Desert Ridge Jaguars Location: 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa The Jaguars 2017 Football Season runs Aug. 25 – Oct. 27. Visit for their full schedule.   Queen Creek High School Bulldogs Location: 22149 E. Ocotillo Rd., Queen Creek Their football season runs Aug. 18 – Oct. 27. Check their website for all fall sports and extracurricular schedules.   Benjamin Franklin High School ChargersBen Franklin High School Chargers Location: 18864 E. Germann Rd., Queen Creek Information on the Chargers football season is available here: Higley High School Knights  Location: 4068 E. Pecos Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85295 The Knights fall season beings August 25. Check football schedule here: and all Higley High sports schedules here:   American Leadership Academy QC Campus Patriots Location: 23908 S. Hawes Rd., Queen Creek Season begins Aug. 18, their full schedule is available here: American Leadership Academy QC Campus Patriots Heritage Academy Mesa (Gateway) Heroes Location: 1970 E. Germann Rd., Queen Creek Schedule is available here: To read a related article on Living Life Youth Sports by coach Joseph Luma, visit For more East Valley insight, visit Photos courtesy of each high school’s websites.