The sound of pads colliding on a high school football practice field rang throughout the state of Georgia Tuesday.
August 1 marked the first day GHSA teams could practice in pads, and for players in southeast Georgia, it's a special day.
"Christmas Eve was last night, and today is Christmas," says Jenkins senior QB Javonte Middleton. "We work so hard from the spring to the summer, and now it's paying off. We get to put on the pads and hit people."
The first Friday night of the GHSA season is August 18.