Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI - The grind began for high school football teams across the Kalamazoo area, as Monday marked the start of practices in Michigan.

The sweat-soaked series of two-a-days continue for the next three weeks, until teams play their first game on Thursday, Aug. 29.

MLive's Patrick Nothaft and Emil Lippe took in the atmosphere at eight schools across the Kalamazoo and collected photos, videos and stories from their day-long journey.

Kalamazoo-area high school football teams take field for first practices of 2019

The season-long grind started Monday morning for teams across the Kalamazoo area.

Best photos from Kalamazoo's first football practices of 2019 season

Best photos from Kalamazoo's first football practices of 2019 season

Watch the video above to get a firsthand look at Day 1 practices and check out the stories and photo galleries below to read and see more from fall camps across Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Central

Kalamazoo Central kicks off 2019 football season with first practice
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Kalamazoo Central opens football practice aiming for ‘powerhouse’ status

K-Central made the playoffs for the first time in 13 years under new coach Carlton Brewster, but the Maroon Giants are hungry for more in 2019.

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix opens 2019 football practice
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Loy Norrix football opens practice for 2019 season facing numbers crunch

The Knights had a small-but-dedicated group of juniors and seniors come out for the first day of football practice.

Portage Central

Portage Central hits the practice field for the first time this season
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Portage Central kicks off first football practice ahead of historic season

The Mustangs took the field for the first practice of the season with the newly built McCamley Field in the background.

Portage Northern

Portage Northern sweats up a storm in first practice under the sun
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Portage Northern looks to build on historic football season in 2019

The Huskies kicked off the 2019 football season Monday with their first practice.

Vicksburg

Vicksburg kicks off 2019 football season with first practice
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Vicksburg works up a sweat at first high school football practice of 2019

The Bulldogs kicked off the 2019 season with their first set of practices on Monday.

Kalamazoo United

New-look Kalamazoo United opens 1st practice coming off program's best season
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New-look Kalamazoo United opens first practice coming off program’s best season

The Titans' football team won its first district title in program history, but must replace several key pieces on offense.

Schoolcraft

Schoolcraft kicks off 2019 football season with first practice
Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo

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Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo

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Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo

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Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo

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Sights, Sounds From First Day Of High School Football Practice Around Kalamazoo