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Mandatory practices start

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 11:30 a.m. CDT
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(Candace H. Johnson - For Shaw Media)
Billy Barrett gets ready to snap the ball to quarterback Luke Shepherd during Grayslake Central’s varsity football practice on Aug. 12.
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(Candace H. Johnson - For Shaw Media)
Billy Barrett works on drills with his teammates during varsity football practice at Grayslake Central High School on Aug. 12.
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Jaron Armiger carries the ball during football practice at Grayslake Central High School.

GRAYSLAKE – Mandatory practices began for area football teams last week. Many practiced throughout the summer, but players weren't required to attend, although strongly encouraged to do so.

Football games will begin in the next couple of weeks.

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