Football season is officially underway and the excitement is in the air! The Newport Greyhounds began practice this week in half pads and will progress to full pads next week. The Greyhounds are ranked number one in conference and are expected to have a great season. The team has 18 returning seniors this season, including five three-year starters. The chances of the Hounds making a deep playoff run look promising.

            The Hounds suffered losses to Hoxie, Piggott and Osceola last season, but have no intention of that this season. The Hounds begin competition play in a scrimmage against Highland on Friday, August 17th at home. Meet the hounds is scheduled for Friday, August 23rd at 6 pm on Greyhound Field. The Hounds play the first regular season game on the road against Pottsville Friday, August 31st.