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Pioneers start practice
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While one countdown still remains, another struck zero Monday as the Warren County High School football team took the field for the start of fall practice.The Pioneers began work for the 2012 season, which begins in 16 days at DeKalb County, with two practices Monday and followed it up with a pair of workouts Tuesday.Coach Tommy Johnson, who begins his third year as head coach of the Pioneers, feels like the performance in the first day of fall practice was decent, but his team will need to improve its effort if it hopes to erase the memories of last year’s winless season.“I thought we looked all right for the first day,” said Johnson. “We have to continue to work on our intensity level and improve our learning curve.“Guys gaining knowledge of our team offense and team defense will be big in the first few days.”The Pioneers hit the ground running Monday morning, taking the field a little after 8 a.m. Warren County went through a two-hour workout, mostly focusing on individual drills broken down by position.After taking a break for lunch, the Pioneers had another two-hour practice in the afternoon which brought the team together for offensive and defensive work.If coach Johnson has his way this season, Warren County will stay on the field on offense and make opponents work at defending the run and the pass this season.“We need to control the clock and be multiple on offense,” said Johnson. “We can’t be one dimensional, either in the passing game or running game.