Photos of the Day: South Coast Football Practice, 8-25-15

High school football teams throughout the south coast region this week started preparing for the 2015 season with practices and tryouts.

Apponequet first-year head coach Zane Fyfe watches his football team closely during drills Tuesday morning.   MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Apponequet first-year head coach Zane Fyfe watches his football team closely during drills Tuesday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Apponequet football players particpate in drills during the second day of practice for the upcoming 2015 season Tuesday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Apponequet football players particpate in drills during the second day of practice for the upcoming 2015 season Tuesday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Apponequet starting quarterback Chad Gaucher runs through a play during the second day of practice Tuesday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Apponequet starting quarterback Chad Gaucher runs through a play during the second day of practice Tuesday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

This year's crop of running backs at ORR participate in drills during the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

This year’s crop of running backs at ORR participate in drills during the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

ORR first-year head coach Justin Kogler carefully looks over his running backs during drills on the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

ORR first-year head coach Justin Kogler carefully looks over his running backs during drills on the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

The linemen of the ORR Bulldogs get ready to hit the practice tackling skids during the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

The linemen of the ORR Bulldogs get ready to hit the practice tackling skids during the second day of practice Tuesday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Photos of the Day: Durfee High Football Practice – Day One, 8-24-15

Returning Durfee football starters and new recruits for offensive and defensive linemen practice their stances during the first day of practice and tryouts Monday morning.   MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Returning Durfee football starters and new recruits for offensive and defensive linemen practice their stances during the first day of practice and tryouts Monday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Durfee football players run through drills during the first day of practice and tryouts for the freshman, JV, and varsity teams Monday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Durfee football players run through drills during the first day of practice and tryouts for the freshman, JV, and varsity teams Monday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Durfee football players run to their next drill during the first day of tryouts and practice for freshman, JV, and varsity teams Monday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Durfee football players run to their next drill during the first day of tryouts and practice for freshman, JV, and varsity teams Monday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Photos of the Day: Samantha Johnson, 8-21-15

New Bedford-native and America’s Got Talent star Samantha Johnson captivated a large crowd Friday night at Pier 3 with a brief appearance to show her appreciation for her hometown’s support.

New Bedford native Samantha Johnson of "America's Got Talent" fame performs the first of two songs to a capacity crowd at Pier 3 Friday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

New Bedford native Samantha Johnson of “America’s Got Talent” fame performs the first of two songs to a capacity crowd at Pier 3 Friday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Crowds fight there way to get a glimpse and a photo and autograph from New Bedford native and "America's Got Talent" star Samantha Johnson at Pier 3 Friday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

Crowds fight there way to get a glimpse and a photo and autograph from New Bedford native and “America’s Got Talent” star Samantha Johnson at Pier 3 Friday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A young fan takes a photo of her friend and "America's Got Talent" star and New Bedford native Samantha Johnson at Pier 3 Friday evening.  MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL

A young fan takes a photo of her friend and “America’s Got Talent” star and New Bedford native Samantha Johnson at Pier 3 Friday evening. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL