Georgia High Schools Battle Heat as Practice Starts

Practice for Georgia high school football began last week, and in the middle of the summer, it's tough to battle the heat.

Seminole and Early County High Schools took to the practice fields and have been dealing with a heat index that has reached more than 100 degrees on some days.

New Georgia High School regulations have stricter policies on dealing with the heat.

Coaches for both schools are following these new guidelines, but also say they have personal regulations to keep the kids safe.

"You've just got to do a good job of looking after them. Even before heat policies were on paper, we looked after them," Early County coach Trey Woolf said.

"I think we probably would have done it if that new heat policy hadn't passed. Water's always available for these kids and we're not going to do anything to hurt one of these kids," Seminole County coach Alan Ingram said.

Both teams are waiting until late in the afternoon to start practice and are always making sure the kids get plenty of water.

For a list of the complete guidelines, go to the GHSA website or visit the link below.

http://www.ghsa.net/files/documents/sports-medicine/Risk_Management_Policies.pdf


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