Chase Crawford took a gulp from his gallon jug of water during a break Tuesday morning. The gallon-a-day rule is in effect from the first day of practice, and it forces kids to get the necessary amount of water to stay hydrated.
Due to the presence of lightning Tuesday morning, the Steers hit the weight room and film rooms early to get some work in without having to be on the field.
Jaxon Brockway catches a slant route during the first week of practice. Brockway led the Steers in receiving last season, but his role on the team could shift to the ground game in 2016.
The Bella Blues posed for promotional photos Tuesday morning in front of the Graham High School gymnasium. The drill team sighting is yet another reminder that the excitement and pageantry of Friday night football is close at hand.
The Bella Blues posed for promotional photos Tuesday morning in front of the Graham High School gymnasium. The drill team sighting is yet another reminder that the excitement and pageantry of Friday night football is close at hand.

Hydration key as Steers approach afternoon practice

The Steers practice schedule will change Wednesday when the team begins afternoon practices. The change is largely due to the teaching schedule that begins to ramp up leading to the school year. Davidson also mentioned that the change to afternoon practices gives players a chance to work and adapt to the grueling August heat. “It will be hot on the field at 7:30 p.m. during the first part of the season,” he said. “This is better than just throwing them into that environment without time to adapt.” Though the heat will play a bigger role when practice times change, head trainer Tom “Doc” Lewis ...

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