With the calendar flipping to August that means the start of high school fall sports. The Rice Lake Warriors football team was the first to take the field, holding its first practice on Tuesday morning at Pug Lund Field.

The new season means a new conference for Rice Lake on the gridiron. After more than three decades in the Big Rivers Conference, WIAA realignment has the Warriors moving to the Middle Border. All other varsity sports will continue to compete as members of the Big Rivers. The football team is coming off of a Division 3 state runner-up finish after falling in a close contest to Pewaukee last year at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

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