While inclement weather led to some delays, the Hays Hawks football team went full steam ahead as they worked indoors and on the field Monday to kick off their 2021 season. On Aug. 2, Hays, along with many other high school football programs across the state that did not hold spring workouts, began its preseason practice schedule at Bob Shelton Stadium. The Hawks, led by head football coach Les Goad, return to the gridiron after an amazing run to the UIL 6A Division II state semifinals a year ago. Hays will host an inter-squad scrimmage on Aug. 7, along with a home scrimmage against Liberty Hill on Aug. 13. The Hawks’ first regular season game is Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. when they host San Antonio Churchill at home.