Aviators officially open football camp


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.


Photo by Darrell Wacker

VANDALIA — The Butler Aviators joined 717 high school football team battling for 224 playoff spots Saturday morning as they held their first official practice of the 2015 season.

August 1 is the annual start date for all Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sanctioned fall sports, which include girls tennis, girls and boys golf, girls and boys cross country, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football.

Butler will open its season on Friday, August 28 when they host Shawnee in the annual Play 4 A Cure Game. The game honors former Aviator Blake LaForce and raises money for the fight against cancer.

The Aviators will host Beavercreek in a live scrimmage on Friday, August 21.

Football teams are required to undergo a five-day acclimatization period at the beginning of practice. Contact drills are prohibited during this period.

Helmets only are allowed on the first two days of practice, and shoulder pads may be added on days three and four. Full pads may be added on day five, with full contact allowed on day six.

Sundays August 2, 9, and 16 are mandatory days off.

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_112.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_772.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_842.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_852.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_902.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_922.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_952.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_1142.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_1182.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

The Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2015/08/web1_cover2.jpgThe Butler Aviators held their first official practice of the 2015 football season on Saturday morning at Butler Memorial Stadium. Photo by Darrell Wacker

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

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