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Summer fading fast, football almost here

The 2001 Crook County High School football season kicks off Sept. 7 with a non-league contest at Illinois Valley, but before that happens, preparation comes first.
It won't be long before Ward Rhoden Stadium is packed with fans, or before the lights surrounding the football field glow like giant torches.
   The 2001 Crook County High School football season kicks off Sept. 7 with a non-league contest at Illinois Valley, but before that happens, preparation comes first.
   The annual Cowboy Football Camp got underway Monday and continues through Friday. Gear check-out and make-ups from camp begin next week.
   On Monday, Aug. 13, seniors will have gear check-out, juniors follow Tuesday, sophomores are on tap for Wednesday, while freshman follow Thursday. All check-outs are scheduled for 6 p.m.
   Daily doubles begin Aug. 20. All junior varsity and varsity players will practice from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily. Weights follow at 10:30 a.m., with a freshman, junior varsity and varsity practice at 6 p.m. In addition, a different group of players each day, depending on position, will meet from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
   On Monday, backs and receivers will meet in that time frame, followed by the offensive linemen Tuesday, defensive backs Wednesday, defensive linemen and linebackers Thursday, with players involved with the passing game on Friday.
   The first home contest of the season is set for Sept. 14, when non-league Crater comes to Prineville.
   The IMC season opens for the Cowboys with an away game against the Pendleton Buckaroos Sept. 28.