PHOTO: Orangefield Bobcat lineman Aaron Galitz slams the sled as Coach Jared Gary leads the workout in preparation for scrimmage action against the Vidor Pirates on Friday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Staff Report- For The Record

The second week of football practices now moves into scrimmage sessions as Orange County teams go live against area opponents on Friday.

Last Friday was the first day Texas high school teams could suit-up in pads and make contact. By Tuesday the Orangefield Bobcats and their local counterparts were already busy preparing for their first scrimmage opponent the Vidor Pirates. The Bobcats will host the Pirates at 7 p.m.

The Bridge City Cardinals will travel to Buna for a showdown with the Cougars at 7 p.m.

Also on Friday the West Orange-Stark Mustangs will host the Nederland Bulldogs at 7 p.M.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears go on the road for a scrimmage against the Port Neches-Groves Indians at 7 p.m.

The junior varsity squads will all start at 5 p.m prior to the varsity scrimmages.

The season opens on August 28.

The Bobcats Bobcats will host Buna in their season opener.

The Bridge City Cardinals will go on the road to battle Kirbyville.

The West Orange Stark-Mustangs will host the LCM Battlin’ Bears at Dan R. Hooks Stadium.

The Vidor Pirates will interstate again this year for their season opener in Panama City, Fl.

Deweyville is on the road to take on East Chambers in Winnie.