As the football season kicks into high gear, area schools are still mindful of the hot weather we will still have. Chatham Glenwood Athletic Director Dan Rourke says the days of kids just “gutting it out” on the grid-iron are long gone and with good reason.
Rourke says his staff is taking care of the team and making sure the players remain healthy. Water breaks are mandatory and the team will practice without pads if the weather dictates.
“Football to the kids is awfully important, but it ain’t that important” says Rourke. “We gotta take care of them.”
The school district has trained medical personnel on hand during all practices and games. Temperatures are expected to hit the middle 90s this week pushing the heat index into triple digits.