High temperatures impact local school athletic programs


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - High heat. High humidity.

Thursday's weather had a real impact on local football teams.

McCracken County players took their practice inside to their indoor practice facility.

Anytime the heat index breaks 104 degrees, coaches take the players inside.

The building is cooled, but still kept at a warm 85-degrees.

During the heat of summer, coaches tell Local 6 they're sure to keep the players hydrated.

"Anytime it's 104 to 98, we have mandatory water breaks, where we get the kids plenty of water. We have all of the safety procedures in place," McCracken County Defense Coordinator John Adams said.

All teams in Kentucky must take practice inside, or not practice at all, any time the heat index rises above 104-degrees.