Countdown to kickoff

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Contributing Writer

It’s just four weeks until the start of high school football season, and local teams have been hard at work preparing for the coming season since the KHSAA dead period ended last week.

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In addition to regular practices, teams have been participating in 7-on-7 events over the past two weeks.

On Tuesday, players from Lincoln County, Mercer County and Somerset joined Boyle County for a four-team event at Rebel Stadium.

Boyle is preparing for a run at a third consecutive Class 4A championship, while Lincoln and Mercer are entering a new era under first-year coaches Josh Jaggers and Craig Yeast.

The 7-on-7 season concludes Saturday, when Boyle and Danville will participate in a tournament at Eastern Kentucky University that includes at least 72 teams.

The regular season begins Aug. 19 and 20.