Practice begins as coaches deal with schedule changes

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Monday was the first official day of football practice for high school football teams in Indiana.

Area coaches still love it, but changes in the school calendar have brought major changes in the dynamic of preparing a team for its upcoming season.

The balanced school calendar, which is not mandated statewide but widely employed in central Indiana, means practice begins just as high school classes are resuming. In the past, there were usually two or three weeks of practice before school bells started ringing.

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