The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' football team are preparing for the kickoff of the 2019 high school football season. The team just finished up a weekend of bonding with conditioning, practices and workouts three times a day.

"Camp went well," Wildcats head football coach Doug Preston said. "We are working to develop depth for the long haul. We do have some key kids we are holding out due to some muscle strains and things like that. In some ways this team is like our 2017 team in that we are pretty inexperienced on the offensive line and in the secondary at the corner position.

A busy week is coming up for the team as this Friday night will be a controlled scrimmage against the Owensboro Red Devils at James "Shadetree" Mathews Stadium at Hugh Crowdus Field starting at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday night, the annual Howl At The Moon event where everyone will meet the new cheer, dance and football teams will take place on the courthouse square beginning at 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, the annual Paul Gray Prep Sports Football Media Day presented by Med Center Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will take place at 6-4-3 Sports Bar and Grill beginning at 4:00 p.m. Franklin-Simpson is scheduled to talk to the media at 4:40 p.m. as Preston and some of his players will answer questions about the team and the upcoming season.

The back to back defending Class 4-A state football champions begin their quest for an unprecedented third straight championship when they host the Greenwood Gators, from Class 5-A, on Aug. 23 with kickoff time scheduled for 7 p.m.

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