Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon captain Devin Campbell prepares to snap the ball during a drill Monday as part of the Jackets’ first official practice of the season.

MOUNT VERNON — Football teams across Ohio celebrated Monday because it was the first official day of football practice this fall, and Mount Vernon was no different, kicking off a week of two-a-days.

“It’s a fantastic day. I think a lot of us have had this day circled for a long time,” coach Mike Kerr said. “I try to wake up every morning and be excited about the day, but there was that little bit of extra juice today. It’s finally real again. Now you get to see the fruits of your labor from the offseason.”

Although the Yellow Jackets had their first official day Monday, a majority of the team spent time during the summer in workouts, camps and drills to prepare for the upcoming season. Even though the entire team did not participate in offseason activities, Kerr feels that everyone benefited.

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey

 

 

 

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