It's the time when area grid fans will soon be able to get their football fix.
It's time for practices to start across the state of West Virginia.
All three Logan County high school football teams - the Man Hillbillies, the Logan Wildcats and the Chapmanville Regional Tigers - are set to begin practices on Monday in preparation for the upcoming 2008 season.
Chapmanville went 8-4 last season, winning 18-14 over Keyser in the first round of the Class AA playoffs before bowing 41-18 to state power Bluefield in the quarterfinals.
Logan also made it to the post-season a year ago, falling 55-40 to Berkeley Springs in the first round of the Class AA playoffs and finishing with a 6-5 record.
Single-A Man went just 2-8 last year but are looking to be much improved this fall.
This will be a transitional year for Logan, which heads back up to the Triple-A ranks for the first time since the 2001 season. The Wildcats, though, only have two Class AAA teams on the schedule this season in Lincoln County and Winfield.
Logan is set to have its preseason opener on Saturday, Aug. 16 against 3A Riverside at home. Game time is 10 a.m. at Logan Stadium. The Wildcats then are set to take part in the Williamson Grid-O-Rama on Aug. 22 against an undetermined foe.
Man plays is first scrimmage on Aug. 16 at Triple-A George Washington at 10 a.m. The Billies then are set to face Tug Valley on Aug. 22 or 23 at a site to be determined later.
Chapmanville has a preseason test on Aug. 16 at Clay County at 10 a.m. before hosting Class A state power Williamstown on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Man opens the regular season Aug. 29 at rival Logan. The Tigers are at Sissonville for their opener.