With football practice up and running at high school fields across Texas, sidelines are packed with water bottles and cooling stations. Dehydration and overheating are top concerns when young players hit the turf during August heat.
The heat won’t be so bad for one North Texas high school football team, because their coach has found a creative way to beat the heat.
Critics say the real issue is establishing a hard weather number which all coaches in Texas can follow to protect themselves and their players from heat-related illness or death.
he Texas heat claimed the life of a football coach on the first day of practice. Prestonwood Christian Academy Assistant Football Coach Wade McLain died Monday after passing out during a break from an early evening drill.