The 2012 fall season has begun.
Today marks the first day of practice for many fall sports, including football, in New York State.
The first day for scrimmages is the traditional Scrimmage Saturday on Aug. 25 while the season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 31 (that's the start of Labor Day weekend and before school has started).
The 2012 campaign has a lot to live up to after a 2011 that saw Orchard Park win a state championship and which featured two major college players (Chad Kelly of St. Joe's and Akeel Lynch of St. Francis) leading their teams to memorable Monsignor Martin Association seasons.
We will have reports throughout the day from various sites. I'll be heading to some afternoon practices while we will have reporters and photographers making their own visits.