Local Sports Journal

Are you ready for some football?

Area high school football teams hit the practice field this morning for the first day of practice.  Some schools opt for one practice while other opt for two.

In any case, teams from across the state all have high expectations for the upcoming season.

Most eyes on fixed on their season openers, which will be played Aug. 23, 24 or 25.

There has been plenty of off-season workouts in the weight room along with conditioning, but today is the day the Michigan High School Athletic Association lists as the official “first” day of practice.

With that, the Local Sports Journal will begin gathering information this week for a special football section that will hit the streets the week of Aug. 20. Stay tuned for more details on where and when those will be available.