ELK GROVE --
High school football teams are working hard to get ready for their first games.
The season started on Monday, the first day teams could hold practice sessions.
The first two days of the week were set for conditioning type drills only, no pads allowed. On Wednesday, players put on the pads, and the real practices started!
The first games of the season are scheduled for Friday, August 28.
On the first day of practice FOX40 spent time with the Elk Grove Thundering Herd, one of the premier teams in the area.
FOX40 talked head coach Chris Nixon and senior defensive back/running back Julius Fullah about expectations for the coming season.