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Head Coach Jerry Edwards leads a drill and encourages playes during the first day of practice for Harker Heights' 2019-2020 football season which started Monday at 6am at Harker Heights High on Monday, August 12, 2019.

Numerous area teams will take part in their final scrimmages today before opening the season next week.

Three programs will be competing locally.

Copperas Cove hosts Abilene in a scrimmage scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., while Round Rock travels to Killeen for a 7 p.m. start at Leo Buckley Stadium, and Lampasas will face Elgin at Badger Stadium. The contest will begin at 6:30 p.m.

On the road, Harker Heights travels to compete at Brenham (6:30 p.m.), Shoemaker is scrimmaging at Kerrville Tivy (7 p.m.), and Florence is heading to Austin Regents for a 6:30 p.m. start.

The Kangaroos play the first game of their regular season schedule Thursday at home against Stony Point, while all other area teams open the season Aug. 30.

VOLLEYBALL

After a day of pool-play matches Thursday at the Tyler ISD Invitational, Ellison returns to the court today to do it again.

The Lady Eagles continue play at the three-day tournament with another round of pool play before being placed into a bracket based on today’s results. The tournament concludes Saturday.

Elsewhere, Copperas Cove opens its stay at the Whitney Invitational with a series of pool-play matches, and the outcomes will determine seeding for bracket play on Saturday.

Additionally, Lampasas hosts Marble Falls at 6 p.m., and Florence travels to play Taylor at 6 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

At Temple, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Belton and Lampasas will descend on the Wildflower Country Club this morning for the Belton Invitational.

The races are set to begin at 8 a.m.

Ellison will also compete today, taking part in the Cedar Park Vista Ridge Invitational at 8 a.m.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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