Times Observer photos by Ben Oviatt

Above, Sheffield quarterbacks Adam Higby (3) and Cale Albaugh (2) deliver passes to their targets during Tuesday’s varsity football practice at Sheffield High School. At right, Gabe Donato (left) and Nate Christensen battle it out in lineman drills. Official practices for the 2014 fall sports season began Monday for all Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association teams and athletes. The Wolverines are looking to build on a season that saw them advance to the AML North title game and the District 9 Class A playoffs in 2013. Sheffield opens against Ridgway at home Saturday, Aug. 30.