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Football, volleyball practice opens Monday
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–For area high school athletes, football and volleyball season opens early Monday morning.
Band members at Mabank, Kemp and Eustace high schools have been working on their weekly halftime shows for a week.
Football players at both Kemp and Eustace will be opening practice under new head coaches.
Eustace players will get the earliest start on two-a-days, as new head coach Doug Wendel will open practice at 7 a.m. and continue through 8:40 before taking a break.
Practice will continue at 10:15 a.m. and wrap up at noon, Wendel said.
At Kemp, head coach Greg Anderson and a new coaching staff will welcome Yellowjacket hopefuls at 7:30 a.m.
Kemp players will take a break between 9:45 and 10:45, and will wrap up practices around 12:30 p.m., Anderson said.
At Mabank, fourth-year head coach Jimmy Cantrell will welcome back potential Panthers at 7 a.m.
Morning practices will go through 9:30, and Mabank players will return for an afternoon session from 4-6 p.m., braving the possibility of triple-digit temperatures in a summer without any 100-degree days so far.
Volleyball practices open at 8 a.m. Monday for both Eustace and Kemp players.
At Kemp, there’s a new head coach in Peggy Swierc, who will be assisted by Sally Ross.
Lady Yellowjacket hopefuls will practice through noon, and return for an afternoon session between 3-5 p.m.
At Eustace, veteran Lady Bulldog coach Chuck Powers returns for his 31st season 18 wins shy of 600 victories.
Powers will conduct a single practice between 8 a.m. and noon.
Eustace will host four teams for scrimmages starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Eight teams are scheduled to visit for scrimmaging Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 10 a.m.
At Mabank, head coach Stacy Shelton will be looking for a return to the playoffs, as she welcomes back most of last year’s unbeaten district champion squad.
The Lady Panthers will hold two-a-day practices – 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. – with scrimmages scheduled at Carrollton Ranchview Friday and at Wills Point Saturday.

MLLFA players open football practices

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Cade Norman tries to haul in a pass during a drill for third- and fourth-grade Mabank Little League Football Association players Monday. Practices for MLLFA football teams and cheer/drill teams opened Monday at Coleman Field, behind Central Elementary School.








Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
William Yaws tries placekicking during the first day of Mabank Little League Football Association practices Monday.