It’s the first official day of practices across the state of West Virginia.
Locally, Man, Logan and Chapmanville Regional will be hitting the field for the first time as the three teams are set to get ready for the 2011 high school football season.
The Chapmanville Tigers, led by eight-year head coach George Barker, are slated to hit the practice field bright and early at 8 a.m. on Monday. The Tigers were 8-4 last season, topping Pikeview (30-14) in the first round of the playoffs before falling at Magnolia (56-14) in the quarterfinals.
CRHS is set to have its preseason opener on Aug. 13 at home against Sherman in a 10 a.m. start. The Tigers then go to Williamstown for a scrimmage on Aug. 19 before opening the season Aug. 26 at home against Sissonville.
Logan went 6-5 last season and made it to the 3A state playoffs for the first time since 1990. The Wildcats lost 42-8 at George Washington in the opening round. Logan is set to open the regular season on Aug. 26 at county rival Man. The Wildcats have a preseason game on Aug. 13 at home against Tug Valley. Logan then goes to Scott on Aug. 19.
Man, 4-6 last season, is set to scrimmage on Aug. 13 at George Washington. The Billies then are set to play in the Midland Trail Gridorama the next week.