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The Waxahachie Indians opened fall practice at 6:45 a.m. Monday in pursuit of a return to the playoffs. With regular water breaks and a slight breeze, the Indians caught a break from the heat wave that is reaching record levels across the south. Waxahachie’s first scrimmage is Aug. 19 before the season opener is played Saturday, Aug. 27, against Flower Mound Marcus in Carrollton.