No midnight practice for Pirates this season

The traditional Midnight Madness practice to open the football season will not be held by the Granbury Pirates this year, according to Granbury School District spokesman Jeff Meador. The midnight practice to start the season had been in place since 2009. Meador did not say what time the Pirates will hold their first practice. They can begin practicing as soon as Aug. 4 because they did participate in spring drills. Granbury has two scrimmages scheduled, Aug. 15 against Wichita Falls Hirschi and Aug. 22 against Stephenville, both on Johnny Perkins Field at Pirate Stadium.