The wait is over — prep football is back again!
Well, back on the practice fields at least.
Today (Wednesday) is the first day of practice as allowed by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Players must participate in 12 practices to be eligible to play in a game, which doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for anyone who neglected to take care of the necessary paperwork, physical, etc. (these kinds of things drive coaches crazy, as you can imagine).
The season officially opens with a sprinkling of games on Thursday, Sept. 5, followed by a full slate on Friday, Sept. 6. The Saturday schedule includes the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Husky Stadium, which should be a really cool event.
We’ll have some detailed preview packages for you the week of Sept. 2, looking at the leagues in our area with top teams and players — plus state rankings and preseason all-state teams.
To get you started, look for a first-day practice story in the Thursday paper (and on the web).
For all other fall sports, practices begin Monday, Aug. 26.