View From the Press Box 8/15

Dion Clisso

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: August 15, 2013 - 5:38 PM

The first week of practice is always an exciting time. Even these days when summer allows teams to practice for up to 25 days, there is nothing better than that first morning in August when the season officially opens.
This year Missouri opened on Monday and even with some stormy weather it was a nice morning to go watch teams go through their paces. I went out to Blue Springs to see how the defending champs were going through the paces and even watching some basic drills were fun to watch.
You can tell a few things about teams during summer team camps and 7-on-7 and maybe you can see even less on the first day of practice that is really going to matter when games start. Either way day one is the best.
Since then I have been several places as you can see by the daily reports. Each stop has brought something different and it is great to see the teams back on the field.
Next week Kansas kicks off and I can’t wait to see what those teams have in store for the fans. We will start at Shawnee Mission West to see what the Vikings are doing as they begin defense of their Kansas 6A championship.
All next week we will be at several places bringing you coverage of the first week of practice in Kansas. This week’s focus has been Missouri and next week it will be Kansas.
While PrepsKC is giving you select looks at practice at schools of all sizes on both sides of the state line, every team will be profiled with a podcast and conference preview. The podcast previews started on Monday and will continue until the first games. Missouri teams will wrap up on Aug. 29 with Kansas wrapped up on Sept. 4.
We are excited to bring you what no other media outlet in the Metro can or will. PrepsKC will give you previews of every team in the PrepsKC coverage area with exclusive audio podcasts and the great commentary, photos and stories you’ve come to know.
The season is here and it is going to be a very exciting 2013.
Dion Clisso is the Managing Editor of PrepsKC. To reach him send email to