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Published August 30, 2013, 04:37 PM

Tips for staying cool on a hot night of football

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The High School Football season is officially underway tonight, and this week's heat is far from the typical Fall weather we associate with football.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The High School Football season is officially underway tonight, and this week's heat is far from the typical Fall weather we associate with football.

No doubt it will be hot for the players, but even those sitting in the bleachers need to make sure they stay cool.

While the players will be getting extra water breaks in this heat, it is also important that the fans showing up tonight take care of themselves. A blazing sun has been beating down on these bleachers all day.

Fans filling those bleachers for the big game are in for a warm night, and should try to find ways to keep as cool as possible.

Katie Lyman/FM Ambulance: "You can get kind of wrapped up in the game a little bit. You're watching sons or significant others who are playing the game, but it's really important to take care of yourself."

Skip the caffeinated sodas at the concession stand and go for something hydrating like water or Gatorade.

If you can, take a break in the air conditioning.

Lyman: "Half time is a great time to go sit in your car and turn the air conditioning on."

Fargo North students getting pumped for the first game of the season are finding creative ways to beat the heat… or at least embrace it.

Laura McCroskey/Fargo North Senior: "We decided we're going to do a beach theme since it is hot. Obviously no bikinis, but me and my friend bought hula skirts."

Dressing for the heat is just as important as bundling up for those cold games later in the season.

Lyman: "Cotton shirts are nicer just because they're cooler, they breathe a little bit, they'll absorb some of that sweat."

Students say they just hope the heat doesn't keep fans away from the Friday Night Lights.

Laura McCroskey/Fargo North Senior: "It's the high school experience, going to games and experiencing that. So, we want everyone to go to the games."

Pay attention to if you are sweating a lot or if you have stopped sweating because those can be warning signs that you are getting overheated.

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