Photo by Derrick Stuckly

Members of the Brownwood Lions varsity defense latch on to offensive coordinator Jeff Merket during a drill Monday morning at the first day of football practice. Approximately 160 players reported to practice, including 49 on the varsity squad. Practices will continue through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and again from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Brownwood High practice fields.