With summer vacation drawing to an end, high school students are picking up school supplies, calling and texting their friends to compare class schedules, and practicing twice a day to get ready for the upcoming football season.
Monday marked the first day high schools were allowed to officially hit the gridiron for practice.
For Adams Central head coach Bill Carlin, Monday was the first step in moving past last year's defeat to Boone Central/Newman Grove in the state playoff semifinals in Class C-1.
"The kids are anxious to get going. They've been working hard all summer and they're anxious to get going and get started," Carlin said. "You live with what happened against Boone Central, and how that game went, for a long time. It's time to dust that one off and get started again."