High school athletes returned to the practice fields on Monday, the first day of official practices for the fall sports season.
Those returning to practice include more than 70 varsity football teams.
Temperatures in the 60s made the adjustment from summer to the practice field a bit more comfortable for players this morning.
The seven-game regular season opens Aug. 31 and concludes Oct. 13. Three weeks of sectional play are followed by the state tournament, which concludes in late November at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.