The Gillespie High School football schedule will not get underway until August 30 when they host Vandalia but preparation is in full swing with practices, camp, and volunteering.
The team traveled to Eastern Illinois University last week held on Monday, August 29 through Wednesday, August 31 to attend a team camp. The team rounded out their week by volunteering at the annual Dorchester Homecoming Picnic on Saturday and Sunday mornings by picking up trash.
The first opportunity for the community to catch a glimpse of this year’s football team will be a week ahead of their first game when the team hosts the community for a free-entry scrimmage held on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The team requests a donation of a Gatorade product in lieu of admission. Practice for the team begins August 12 at 3:30 p.m. and all required paperwork must be submitted prior to practice.
The team is coached by Jake Bilbruck.