All the work is done, and the trucks are gone.
The brand new turf at McConnell-Talbert is ready for football.
The first regular-season game isn’t until Aug. 27 when Houston County and Veterans play, but Rutland and Warner Robins will break it in Thursday night when the Demons host the Hurricanes in a scrimmage at 7 p.m.
It’s a big week for scrimmages in the state.
Bradwell Institute will instead visit Toombs County at 7:30 p.m. on Friday because of field issues.
Joining Warner Robins and Rutland on Thursday are Wheeler County at East Laurens.
Friday offers a more full selection, according to Georgia High School Football Daily and other sources. There are also scrimmages next week.
Friday’s area scrimmages
Baldwin at Jefferson County
Bleckley County at Irwin County
Central at FPD (7:30 p.m.)
Crawford County at Taylor County
Crisp County at Dooly County
Dodge County at West Laurens
Glascock County at Treutlen
Hawkinsville at Fitzgerald
Northside at Peach County (7:30 p.m.)
Portal at Hancock Central
Putnam County at GMC
Southwest at Mary Persons (7:30 p.m.)
Stratford at Chattahoochee County
Swainsboro at Johnson County
Veterans at Northgate
Vidalia at ECI
Washington County at Dublin
Wheeler County at East Laurens
Wilcox County at Tattnall Square