While it may seem that the summer just hit its stride, for football fans early August is tantalizingly close to the kickoff of the action.
The Marlboro County High School football team opened preseason practice last Friday and have been working out in the mornings this week.
"Overall, I'm pleased with where we are. Summer drills were productive and we have most of the offense installed now," said head coach Bobby Collins, who will be in his first season with the Bulldogs.
"On day one, everybody showed up, which is always a plus. Day two (Saturday) the intensity and enthusiasm went up, which is a key," said Collins.
The third practice being on Monday, was somewhat less spirited but productive nonetheless.