High school team beats the heat with midnight practices

  • Practices now are open for many high school football programs in Texas. But with the start of workouts comes high temperatures in many parts of the country. To combat the potential for heat-related illness and injury the coaches at Krum High School have come up with an innovative idea -- midnight practices. MyFoxDFW.com reported on the new concept.
  • The Washington Post reported on parents of football players at Loudoun Valley (Va.) High School who have voiced their concern about potential unsafe playing conditions. Once one of the largest schools in the area, Loudoun Valley now is one of the smaller programs, facing much larger schools. Parents and boosters fear that their players being on the field for far more plays has led to an increase in injuries -- and could only get worse.
  • Panthers.com saluted honorary coach Jack Bolton, an 8-year-old suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, who brings out the best in the team.
  • The Monterey Herald wrote about retired referee Jim Tunney, who will be one of the NFL's nine "observers" assigned to attend games and evaluate officiating crews every week.
  • The Birdville, Texas, Independent School District purchased 20 Guardian Caps for its three high schools to try out, CBSDFW.com says.
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