Prep football practices start Wednesday

Football is almost back.

Thank God.

In 24 hours every prep football team in the state of Washington kicks off its 2013 season — 16 hours for Mount Vernon (more on that later) — with the first practice of the fall. And I couldn’t be more excited … well fellow Herald writer David Krueger might be a little more excited.

Every year we take on more and more on the first day of practice and this year is no different. My day begins at midnight as the Mount Vernon football team kicks off its season at 12:01 a.m. — the earliest any team can start — as the Bulldogs try to turn things around after tough turn in their first year back in Wesco last year. I’ll be there and I’ll tweet the mayhem.

Then in a more decent hour we’ll start visiting camps at 8 a.m. at Kamiak and Snohomish. The Knights have high hopes with plenty of all-confernce returners, including running back Austin Hall, and Snohomish starts a new era under coach Kai Smalley.

Here’s a complete look of the camps we’ll be at and the reporters who will be at them. Follow the reporters for photos and news from the camps. Also we’ll have reports from all the camps throughout the day at www.heraldnet.com/prepzone.

12:01 a.m.

Mount Vernon (Aaron Swaney)

8 a.m.

Kamiak (Swaney)

Snohomish (David Krueger)

10 a.m.

Mariner (Swaney)

Cascade (Lommers)

1 p.m.

Meadowdale (Lommers)

2 p.m.

Marysville Getchell (Swaney)

3 p.m.

Marysville Pilchuck (Krueger)

3:45 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace (Lommers)

5 p.m.

Granite Falls (Swaney)

More in Sports

Seattle falls short in 34-31 home loss to Atlanta

Russell Wilson rallied the Seahawks late, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a defeat.

Wesco and Cascade Conference athletes honored

Check out the 2017 all-conference teams.

Seahawks’ postseason hopes dealt a blow by loss to Falcons

Seattle will likely spend the rest of the regular season fighting for a playoff berth.

Seahawks’ battered secondary holds up against reigning MVP

Seattle’s secondary corrected itself despite stumbling early in the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Seahawks’ grades from Monday’s 34-31 loss to Atlanta

Here’s how the Seattle Seahawks graded out in their 34-31 loss to… Continue reading

Missouri’s Porter Jr. out for the season with a back injury

The star freshman — a former UW recruit — will need 3-4 months to recover from surgery

BLOG: Carter Hart wins Goaltender of the Week

Everett Silvertips goalie Carter Hart was named the Western Hockey League Goaltender… Continue reading

Washington to play role of spoiler in Apple Cup

UW can ruin WSU’s chances of a Pac-12 North title and earn its 10th win on Saturday.

3 local basketball coaches will be inducted in Hall of Fame

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association will honor the coaches in July.

Most Read