Today is the first day of practice for Fall sports. Many teams have already been getting some practice in with team camps last week. As for football, the first few practices will not be with pads. The state doesn’t allow full pad practices in the first few days because they don’t want kids going full contact their first day back from the off-season. The first football game for area schools will be August 26th. The Demons will host Mid-Prairie to open their season. The Demon volleyball team won’t begin their season until August 30th when they go to Wapello for a tournament. Their first match will be September 6th at Mount Pleasant. As for the Demon cross country team, they open their season September 1st at Ottumwa in the Wildwood Park Invite.