Though they have been busy with camps and workouts all summer, the Lamar County Trojans officially opened practice for the 2015 season Monday with preseason conditioning drills. The Trojans will do full contact work for the first time at a midnight scrimmage at Trojan Field Friday night/Saturday morning.
The ‘practice’ begins at midnight. One-on-one board drills will commence at about 12:30 a.m. There will be a 35-minute controlled scrimmage at 12:45 a.m.
New GHSA contact guidelines limit the amount of scrimmage time. Admission for the event is a box of Tide detergent or Tide liquid detergent. The midnight event takes advantage of GHSA’s mandate that football practice in pads cannot begin until August 1. That is also the first day practices are allowed for high school softball, cross-country, volleyball and cheerleading squads.