Ridgeland-Hardeeville High began its football season Friday with a morning practice. Second-year coach Jahmaal Nelson stressed conditioning as the team ran 15 110-yard sprints. There were 19 Jaguars, but Nelson expects more players next week.
Nelson told the team he's not satisfied with last year's 8-4 record and expects to compete for a SCHSL Class AA title.
"Let's get excited, it's football season," Nelson said.
Read more about the Jaguars and Thomas Heyward's first practice in next week's Jasper County Sun Times.