ELKIN - After a long summer, local football squads hit the field this past week to prepare for the upcoming season.
With opening games less than three weeks ago, Elkin, Starmount, East Wilkes and Forbush strapped on their helmets and cleats for the first time this summer at team practices.
Area clubs will continue to practice until opening night on August 23.
The Buckin’ Elks will host the Falcons in the opener as a non-conference tilt. The Rams head to Northwest Conference champion Mt. Airy in the first game, while the Cards host South Stokes.
Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.