The wait is over.
Monday marked the first day that high school football teams across Utah could begin formal tryouts and practices in preparation for the 2018 season. Optimism is running high in Tooele County as the season begins, with all three local squads projected to have strong teams.
Stansbury, the early favorite to defend its Region 11 title and coming off back-to-back trips to the state semifinals, began its two-a-day practices Monday. So, too, did Grantsville, which came within a two-point conversion of toppling eventual Class 3A state champion Juan Diego in the quarterfinals last year, and figures to be one of the top teams in Class 3A North this season.
Tooele will begin practicing Wednesday, and should push Stansbury for the Region 11 title with what it hopes will be an improved defense.
Are you ready for some football? The season officially kicks off Aug. 17.