The Mount Shasta Bears and the Dunsmuir Tigers are hard at work preparing for the football season ahead.

The Weed Cougars and the McCloud Loggers are also preparing for the season, which begins for all four Siskiyou teams on Aug. 30.

Mount Shasta is at Colusa, while Dunsmuir opens the year in an 8-man game versus Herlong at home. Weed returns to 11-man football this season after a few years at the 8-man level. They’ll face the Etna Lions on the road.

McCloud, which returned to playing 8-man football last year after 16 years without a team, is at Princeton on Aug. 30.