Lists Photos: Day 1 of practice in Illinois high school football By FRIDAY NIGHT DRIVEAug. 12, 2019 Check out our photos from Day 1 of the 2019 Illinois high school football season. [Geoff Stellfox for Shaw Media]Adrian Gordon breaks off after pushing a sled on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Lockport Township High School in Lockport, Ill. This week marked the return of football, with full team practices kicking off.[Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org]Newman players hit the gridiron Monday afternoon for the first day of football practice.[Mike Mantucca for Shaw Media]Downers Grove North’s Davon Tyler runs a drill during the first day of practice in Downers Grove Aug. 12.[Matthew Apgar - email@example.com]Harvard quarterback Jacob Stanley sends the ball downfield during football practice at Harvard High School on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 in Harvard.[Bureau County Republican]Bureau Valley players hit the sleds on the first day of practice.[Rob Oesterle]Morris football coach Alan Thorson encourages his team at a recent practice. Thorson and the Redskins will be part of the Interstate Eight Conference this season.[Photo provided]Work continues to be done on the Minooka football field. The Indians will have a new artificial surface field installed before their opener on Aug. 30.[Sandy Bressner - firstname.lastname@example.org]Kaneland's Sam Pryor practices with his team Monday.[Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]Batavia running back Art Taylor runs the ball during the first practice of the season Monday.[Mark Busch - firstname.lastname@example.org]DeKalb junior Trenton Kyler fires a pass Monday during a rainy practice at the school.[The Times | Tom Sistak]The Seneca Fighting Irish run through some plays Monday morning during the opening day of practice for the 2019 campaign.[The Times | Tom Sistak]Ottawa coaches eye the footwork as the Pirates run through agility drills late Monday afternoon during the state's opening day of football practice. All seven of The Times area's gridiron teams officially opened the 2019 season.[The Times | Brian Hoxsey]The Marquette Crusaders line up and get to work Monday in Ottawa.