Originally created 08/04/98

Countdown has begun



A hint of a crisp breeze Monday brought reminders that even though it was the first day of practice for area football teams, the season -- and fall -- is just a short time away.

The North Augusta High Yellow Jackets football team (top right) took to the field in their first day of practice, preparing for the Aug. 28 season opener at Strom Thurmond.

Bobby Grove (left), a linebacker for the Yellow Jackets high school football team, has a drink of water in between drills.

At bottom right,Tai Williamson (left) and Bobby Grove of the North Augusta High go through defense drills.