The East Clinton football team opened practice Monday in Lees Creek under the guidance of head coach Jeremy Yankey and his staff. On Tuesday, the Astros took advantage of a morning-long downpour to pass out equipment but were back on the field in the afternoon. East Clinton will practice with Westfall High School on Aug. 7 then open its preseason scrimmage schedule at Frankfort Adena on Aug. 11. The regular season begins Aug. 24 at home against Clinton-Massie. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.