It was ever-so-faint.
But, for those with a nose for such things, it was unmistakable: The smell of football was in the air.
True, we're a long way from those cool autumn months.
We're still quite a ways from the opening games of the season (Aug. 29).
But, we're on the cusp of formally prepping for that day.
In fact, both Staunton River and Jefferson Forest open their two-a-day practice sessions tomorrow (July 31).