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Starting date nearing for area teams

The official opening day of practice for area high school football teams is just more than a week away.

The official opening day of practice for area high school football teams is just more than a week away.

Alabama Independent School Association teams, including defending Class AAA state champion Fort Dale Academy, can begin official practices July 28.

Alabama High School Athletic Association teams, like Greenville High School, McKenzie School and Georgiana School, can begin official practices Aug. 1.