Welcome to the seventh annual Kia Motors Friday Night Lights here at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. Follow along all night as practice kicks off at 6:45 p.m. and ends with a modified scrimmage.
9:19 p.m. — That's the end of Friday Night Lights here at Archer High School and it ends on a high note for the offense as wide receiver
The standouts during the live hitting scrimmage begin and end with linebacker
The Falcons will be back on the field in Flowery Branch for another camp practice open to the public. Gates open at 2:30 and practice starts at 3:30 p.m. That'll do it for Friday Night Lights. Thanks for following along!
8:53 p.m. — It's halftime here at Archer, which concludes the practice portion of tonight's Friday Night Lights event. Up next will be the scrimmage, which will feature live hitting and a modified scoring system that only head coach Mike Smith truly understands.
8:44 p.m. — Gorgeous sunset here at Archer High School as the Falcons are working on the final plays of their team period before a brief halftime, where the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders will perform, and the live scrimmage to end the evening.
8:25 p.m. — During team situational work,
8:05 p.m. — What a 1-on-1 period! Wow, the wide receivers and DBs really had a nice battle out there. The stars of the session might surprise you, but for me, they were
7:55 p.m. — The Falcons just finished a short team period that started with
7:46 p.m. — The American flag drops into the stadium here at Archer from the sky and we're set to go on a team period with the first-team offense facing the first-team defense.
7:31 p.m. — The team is currently in individual groups around the field, working on position specific movements. WRs are running routes and catching passes from the QBs, DLs are working against each other, OLs are doing the same.
7:21 p.m. — An officiating crew from the league under Barry Anderson is here for tonight's practice. One of the refs on the crew? Former Falcon Fred McCrary, famous for the AtlantaFalcons.com "Freddie Mac Show."
7:10 p.m. — Punt work is ongoing now and
On the sideline as spectators tonight are
6:59 p.m. — The field goal session ends with Bryant missing one and Castillo nailing all of his attempts. Bryant hit a long of 54 yards and cleared the crossbar easily. Castillo only went out to 45 yards, but made it without an issue. We've now moved into punt team work with the non-special teams players doing drills at various points around the field.
For those of you with a thirst for black jerseys, the QBs are donning some tonight:
6:53 p.m. — Initial stretches are over and we're about to get into some more special teams work, starting with field goals.
6:46 p.m. — We are officially underway here at Archer High School. The Falcons have begun their early stretches on my far left side. Interesting note is that rookie safety
6:43 p.m. — From AtlantaFalcons.com's Reid Ferrin, here's a look at the players entering the field.
6:37 p.m. — Players are hitting the field for special teams work. Returners are working with the Jugs machine while the rest of the team is scattered along the sideline waiting for the official start of practice, which is just minutes away.
6:29 p.m. — Practicing at a high school always brings back fond memories for a lot of Falcons. For defensive end
Just passed the street I grew up on Headed to Archer high school for Friday Night Lights Time FLYs All Good Things Happen In Due time— jonathan massaquoi (@JohnnyMass94) August 1, 2014
6:18 p.m. — The Falcons have arrived!
6:12 p.m. — The Falcons are moments away from arriving here at Archer High School, but the specialists Matt Bryant, Matt Bosher,