Finally, a regular season high school football game.

The wait ends Thursday when the Stephenville Yellow Jackets kickoff high school gridiron action for the entire Cross Timbers area against Waco Midway at 7:30 p.m.

The battle takes place at Waco ISD stadium as part of the weekend-long H-E-B Heart of Texas Kickoff Classic.

Stephenville participated in the classic last fall, but did not compete against Midway. The Jackets defeated Waco University, 56-14.

The Jackets are coming off a 10-2 season, in which they advanced to the area round of the state playoffs.

Midway was 4-6 last fall.

Check the Thursday edition of the E-T for a complete game preview, and your copy of the 2007 Stephenville football fan and media guide.