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    (THOMAS GRANT JR. | CHRONICLE) The W.W. King football team takes the field for Monday's practice.
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SCISA teams begin full football practices

The SC Independent School Association moved a step closer towards opening its 2020 football season Monday.
Chronicle Country schools W.W. King and Northside Christian Academy held practices in full pads and helmets. SCISA teams are able to scrimmage among themselves while taking various steps to remain safe during the pandemic.
"It's a little different time, but I couldn't be more proud of our school right now the way everything is going," WW King Academy head coach and headmaster Zach Matthews said. "The way our students are responding, the way our teachers are responding to our policies. So far, everything is moving forward like we'd like to see."
Matthews is encouraged by the roster size with 16 players on the roster. From Day 1, he's implored his players to be "leaders" in caring for themselves both at and away from school.
During practice, only 4 players are allowed inside the lockerroom and carry their own water bottles. For the 1st time, Matthews has carried around a disinfectant bottle to clean the football and other equipment.
The Knights open the season Aug. 28 at home against Faith Christian School. 

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