Palmetto Ridge players throw pieces of paper with their negative thoughts written on them into a fire pit just before midnight late Sunday evening. First-year coach Ryan Mitchell had his players do this to cleanse away anything holding them back from success this season. The Bears started practice at midnight as Sunday turned into Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, the first day the FHSAA allows football teams to practice. Adam Fisher/Staff

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Palmetto Ridge players throw pieces of paper with their negative thoughts written on them into a fire pit just before midnight late Sunday evening. First-year coach Ryan Mitchell had his players do this to cleanse away anything holding them back from success this season. The Bears started practice at midnight as Sunday turned into Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, the first day the FHSAA allows football teams to practice. Adam Fisher/Staff

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