The Panther varsity football team officially began team practice with two-a-days on Aug. 7. Van Alstyne will host Gunter High School at the Panther Stadium for the first preseason scrimmage scheduled on Aug. 18. Van Alstyne will travel to Melissa for the final scrimmage of the preseason on Aug. 24. The Van Alstyne High School Panther football team will start the 2017 season on the road against Dallas Hutchins on Sept. 1.