El Dorado, area schools to open football practice
The 2017 high school football season kicks off today with the start of practice. El Dorado coach Scott Reed said the Wildcats will take the field at 6 p.m. at the high school.
The Wildcats, who expect between 90 to 95 athletes, will have some new faces on the coaching staff, including Camden Fairview native and former Arkansas Razoback DeAnthony Curtis, who will coach the outside linebackers. Hal Qualls will coach the wide receivers. Kris Borosvskis, formerly El Dorado's ninth grade coach, joined the senior varsity staff as the tight ends coach.
El Dorado, led by senior defensive tackle Terry Hampton, who has verbally committed to Arkansas State, is scheduled to kick off the regular season Sept. 1 at Camden Fairview.
El Dorado's freshmen, who will be coached by Matthew Nash, begin practice today at 3:30 p.m. at the high school.
Around Union County, Junction City is scheduled to practice today from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Parkers Chapel will practice from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. Smackover plans to practice from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. And, Strong's practice is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.