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Images: Football Practice First Day in DuPage County and Fox Valley

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Sophomore Zack Vretenar, left, and junior Corey Denman during defensive drills at Huntley.
  Sophomore Zack Vretenar, left, and junior Corey Denman during defensive drills at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
New Elgin head coach Kyle Rohde leads his team's first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
  New Elgin head coach Kyle Rohde leads his team's first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Trae Sallis gets ready to hit the pad during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
  Trae Sallis gets ready to hit the pad during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Jordan Smith runs the ladder during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
  Jordan Smith runs the ladder during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Senior quarterback Ryan Sitter works out during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
  Senior quarterback Ryan Sitter works out during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Jaylen Clemons drives the blocking sled back during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
  Jaylen Clemons drives the blocking sled back during the first day of fall football practice at Elgin High School Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Senior Jake Scalise looks to avoid a block by junior Conner Young at Huntley.
  Senior Jake Scalise looks to avoid a block by junior Conner Young at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Huntley High School varsity football's first day of practice for the 2013 season began bright and early at 7AM.
  Huntley High School varsity football's first day of practice for the 2013 season began bright and early at 7AM.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Senior Mitchell Kawell juggles the ball but regains control during a catching drill at Huntley
  Senior Mitchell Kawell juggles the ball but regains control during a catching drill at Huntley
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Huntley High School varsity football's first day of practice for the 2013 season began bright and early at 7AM.
  Huntley High School varsity football's first day of practice for the 2013 season began bright and early at 7AM.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Huntley High School varsity football head coach John Hart gathers the Red Raiders. Players continued training off the field after the early morning practice.
  Huntley High School varsity football head coach John Hart gathers the Red Raiders. Players continued training off the field after the early morning practice.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Kyle Zender slips through the fingers of Conner Young, both juniors, at Huntley.
  Kyle Zender slips through the fingers of Conner Young, both juniors, at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Senior Mitchell Kawell takes off with the ball at Huntley.
  Senior Mitchell Kawell takes off with the ball at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Senior Dallin Patel at Huntley.
  Senior Dallin Patel at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Junior Josh Esi catches the ball, framing teammate senior Mitchell Kawell in background, at Huntley.
  Junior Josh Esi catches the ball, framing teammate senior Mitchell Kawell in background, at Huntley.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia coach Dennis Piron works with his team.
Batavia coach Dennis Piron works with his team.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The offense lines up at Batavia.
The offense lines up at Batavia.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Batavia coach Dennis Piron works with his team.
Batavia coach Dennis Piron works with his team.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Quarterback Micah Coffey looks downfield at Batavia.
Quarterback Micah Coffey looks downfield at Batavia.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Quarterback Micah Coffey looks downfield at Batavia.
Quarterback Micah Coffey looks downfield at Batavia.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Quarterback Micah Coffey finds an opening at Batavia.
Quarterback Micah Coffey finds an opening at Batavia.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Wide receiver Mike Dudek goes through a drill at Neuqua Valley.
  Wide receiver Mike Dudek goes through a drill at Neuqua Valley.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads running backs.
  Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads running backs.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads practice.
  Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads practice.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Mike Dudek, right, and the Neuqua Valley football team go through drills.
  Mike Dudek, right, and the Neuqua Valley football team go through drills.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads practice.
  Neuqua Valley football coach Bill Ellinghaus leads practice.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Conner Milliren throws the ball at Neuqua Valley.
  Conner Milliren throws the ball at Neuqua Valley.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The Neuqua Valley football team goes through drills.
  The Neuqua Valley football team goes through drills.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The Neuqua Valley football team warms up.
  The Neuqua Valley football team warms up.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
The players sit in on a prayer session at Aurora Christian High School.
The players sit in on a prayer session at Aurora Christian High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Coach Don Beebe talks some of his players at Aurora Christian.
Coach Don Beebe talks some of his players at Aurora Christian.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Defensive end Jonah Walker works through plays at Aurora Christian High School.
Defensive end Jonah Walker works through plays at Aurora Christian High School.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Coach Don Beebe talks to Austin Bray at Aurora Christian.
Coach Don Beebe talks to Austin Bray at Aurora Christian.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A group of players gather during a prayer session at Aurora Christian.
A group of players gather during a prayer session at Aurora Christian.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Players go through drills at Montini.
  Players go through drills at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Quarterback Alex Wills goes through a drill at Montini.
  Quarterback Alex Wills goes through a drill at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Players go through drills, including linebacker Nile Sykes, at Montini.
  Players go through drills, including linebacker Nile Sykes, at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Coach Chris Andriano meets with his team at Montini.
  Coach Chris Andriano meets with his team at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Coach Chris Andriano prepares for practice at Montini.
  Coach Chris Andriano prepares for practice at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Dylan Thompson listens at Montini.
  Dylan Thompson listens at Montini.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's Jermon Kindle-Joyner, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West's Jermon Kindle-Joyner, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West quarterback Drew Vogg, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West quarterback Drew Vogg, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West linebacker Jordan Hassan, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West linebacker Jordan Hassan, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West head football coach Chad Hetlet leads the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West head football coach Chad Hetlet leads the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's Grant Greeno, during the first day of practice
  Glenbard West's Grant Greeno, during the first day of practice
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's first day of practice
  Glenbard West's first day of practice
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West running back Scott Andrews, during the first day of practice
  Glenbard West running back Scott Andrews, during the first day of practice
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's Eric Shute, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West's Eric Shute, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's Devante Toney, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West's Devante Toney, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Glenbard West's Hayden Carlson, during the first day of practice.
  Glenbard West's Hayden Carlson, during the first day of practice.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
St. Charles North lineman Chase Gianacakos during the first day of practice Wednesday at the school.
St. Charles North lineman Chase Gianacakos during the first day of practice Wednesday at the school.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
New St. Charles North football head coach Rob Pomazak watches a 7on7 drill.
New St. Charles North football head coach Rob Pomazak watches a 7on7 drill.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles North tight end Garrett Johnson leaps for a pass.
St. Charles North tight end Garrett Johnson leaps for a pass.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A St. Charles North football player heads back to the drills after a quick water break.
A St. Charles North football player heads back to the drills after a quick water break.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
New St. Charles North football head coach Rob Pomazak watches his team.
New St. Charles North football head coach Rob Pomazak watches his team.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
St. Charles North tight end Garrett Johnson grabs a pass.
St. Charles North tight end Garrett Johnson grabs a pass.
John Starks | Staff Photographer

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