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August 20, 2013

Coming Wednesday: Football teams cope with heat, new rules

With late-summer temperatures rising in the area, local football teams are keeping up on new Michigan High School Athletic Association heat index guidelines aimed at keeping players safe from heat stroke.

It was hot at Tuesday's Traverse City Central practice — 87 degrees on the MHSAA's newly-imposed heat index — but not hot enough to mandate extra water breaks during practice sessions. Wednesday's highs are supposed to be in the 90s, but a forecast of windy conditions should help keep the heat index within a workable range.

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