Jay Compton|Daily News
Middlesboro running back Seth Barton (left) and receiver Zack Riddle cool off during a water break at Thursday’s practice.
The Jackets started have started working out a little in pads — the date teams can start in pads is based on when their school opens for classes. Here a pair of linemen go head-to-head during heated individual competition drills Thursday evening.
Jacket cornerback Donnie Foister breaks up a pass intended for Major Edwards during part of Thursday’s session designed to help the DBs work on their coverage skills.
Middlesboro will head off to camp next week where they’ll have the chance to go up against some other teams and start to fine-tune their base offensive and defensive packages. Yellow Jacket Midnight Madness will be next Friday at 7 p.m. at Bradner Stadium.