Practices take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

It might still be the hot, quiet dog days of summer but the Taft Wildcatters football teams are getting a head start on the new season by holding practice.

Practices for the junior varsity and freshmen teams this week have been taking place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at A Street Park for two hours.

The teams will be practicing until they compete in a scrimmage Saturday, Aug.22 with their season starting for keeps the following week.