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The countdown begins

The Demopolis High School Tigers battled the weather Wednesday afternoon, practicing in helmets in shorts. The No. 9 Tigers will not only kick of their season Sept. 1 but make their Class 5A debut that same night when they play host to Sumter County High School at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Find out more about the preseason forecasts for local teams in The Times’ preseason football edition which publishes Aug. 31.