Jackets crank up preseason football

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Offensive and defensive linemen are pictured working hard as Stephenville High School kicked off the opening day of preseason football practice for the 2020 season Monday morning on the high school practice fields. SHS head coach Sterling Doty said a total of 145 student-athletes came out on opening day, 9th through 12th grades. The Jackets, per UIL rules, worked out wearing helmets on the first two days, and are adding shoulder pads today (Wednesday). The Yellow Jackets' only varsity scrimmage will be at home (Tarleton's Memorial Stadium against Glen Rose on Aug. 20 starting at 7 p.m. The first game of the regular season is set for Friday, Aug. 28, at Sweetwater. SHS was picked as the 11th-best Class 4A Division I team in the state in Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine's preseason rankings.