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Published August 26, 2013, 09:38 PM

Heat concerning during opening week for high school games

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- This is the opening week for high school games in both North Dakota and Minnesota and the heat is a huge concern for administrators.

By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- This is the opening week for high school games in both North Dakota and Minnesota and the heat is a huge concern for administrators.

Today the North Dakota High School Activities Association re-iterated to coaches about mandatory water breaks for football and soccer games.

Jody Norstedt takes a closer look at what some schools did today to stay safe in the heat.

The heat and humidity provided an extra obstacle this morning at the Shocky Strand invite in Moorhead.

Perham coach Jeff Morris wasn't alone in trying to keep these young

athletes safe. Players sprayed themselves with water at the start

line, ran thru a sprinkler during the race and drank water afterward.

Meanwhile, over in Hawley, Peter Naatz is getting his football team ready for the season opener on Friday, but the pads are off because of the heat.

A message that shouldn't be taken lightly this week.

Three soccer matches have their game times moved back an hour for tomorrow including West Fargo's contest at North.

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