RAY WELCH|Daily News
The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets started practice for the upcoming football season earlier this week. The players were issued new golden helmets that feature the latest design in concussion prevention.
Above: Sophomore quarterback Major Edwards (11) completes a short throw during passing drills as former Jacket QB Chase Roark and MHS assistant coach Ron Edwards look on.
Left: Junior wide receiver Austin Poindexter comes down with a deep ball later in the practice session.
Middlesboro will open the season at home on Aug. 17 against Bourbon County.