The LaGrange football team went through its first practice Friday in preparation for the 2018 season. It was also the first practice for Earl Chambers as the Panthers' new head coach. Chambers has been the team's defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.
Chambers and his staff welcomed back 47 returners to go with 46 newcomers. The Panthers will practice daily up to Aug. 23 when they host Middle Georgia in a scrimmage Aug. 23 at Callaway Stadium. LC opens the 2018 season with its traditional opener against Birmingham-Southern in Birmingham, Alabama on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. EDT. It will be the first Thursday night regular season game in the program's history.