1st & 10: Kansas high school football teams start practice

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The sleds are dusted off, the water is running and whistles are back echoing through Kansas. It's the first day of high school football practices in the Sunflower State.

"First practice is always exciting. Of course everybody is fired up and ready to go because they aren't tired or sore yet. The real indicator is going to be a few days from now when they are tired," Bishop Carroll head coach Dusty Trail said.

"It's kind of for real and we are just trying to get better," Heights head coach Dominick Dingle added.

Every team starts out 0-0 and the journey to a state championship begins today.

"We have a lot to do to get ready by the 31st. That team that we play over there across town we've never really played before and they have a new head coach too," Goddard head coach Tom Beason said.

In front of empty stands and just teammates to the left and right, teams are grinding.

"Everybody just started getting hyped. I think everybody brought the energy this morning and we are going to try and carry it over into the rest of this week," Bishop Carroll senior tight end Clay Cundiff said.

"I'm super pumped to be out here today. I've been waiting for my senior year forever and now it's finally here. I'm just ready to be a part of the team," Goddard senior corner back Gentry Cole added.

The first games of the season kick off on August 31.