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Blue Devils begin fall practice

Despite the heat and rainy weather, the Escambia County Blue Devils have hit the field for fall football practice, and are preparing for the 2010 season.

The Blue Devils, dressed in shirts and shorts for the first three days of practice, have been working to get accustomed to the structure of practice before they put on pads for the first time today.

Blue Devils head coach Mark Heaton said things have gone well the first three days with absences the only problem he has seen. He added that missed practices have been addressed to his team.

“As far as structure of practice is, the kids are familiar with it from the spring workouts, so they have been adjusting well,” Heaton said. “The rain chased us inside on Monday, but yesterday (Tuesday) we were able to get in a good day of work on the field. One thing that is going to change is kids will be at practice everyday unless they are excused. If they miss one practice they are suspended for a game. If they miss practice three times, they can take it to the house. Right now, we have seven starters suspended for the jamboree game.”

For more see Saturday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.

The Blue Devils opened fall practice on Monday afternoon, and will go into full pads today.|Photo by Chandler Myers