NORTH ALABAMA (WHNT) — High school football teams have been gearing up for the 2022 season for months now with early morning workouts in the weight room, position meetings and more.

Now, the fun really begins; programs all across the state of Alabama could officially start full-out practices with helmets and pads on Monday.

Week Zero of the 2022 season gets underway Thursday, August 18.

Stick with News 19 for high school football coverage beginning on Wednesday, August 3!