Bulldogs open practice at 12:01 a.m. Friday

Butte High’s football team isn’t wasting any time getting to work on defending the Class AA state championship.

The first day the Bulldogs can practice is Friday, and the team will get in its first workout at 12:01 a.m. under the lights at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

Butte High coach Arie Grey said the workout will last about an hour and a half.

Grey said the Bulldogs will open under the lights, like they did last few years, for a couple of reasons. One, the team is eager to hit the field. Two, Grey thinks a practice at night provides a better workout because the excited players don’t always get a good night sleep the night before practice begins.

“The first practice is usually sluggish,” Grey said. “This is a great way to start the season.”

Butte High, which opens the season Aug. 30 against Billings Senior at Naranche Stadium, will practice again at 3 p.m. on Friday. The team will report to Butte High before heading to Bulldogs will check in Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

The football players will check in on Thursday. The juniors and seniors will check in from 10 to 11 a.m. at Butte High school. The juniors will take their impact tests at 11:30.

The freshman and sophomore players check in from 11 a.m. to noon. The freshman take their impact tests at 12:30.

A parents meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Butte High auditorium.

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