Monday, August 2, 2010

God smiles on high school football

At Olympic High, practice began a little after 7 a.m. under gray skies. It was barely 70 degrees.

Workers completed construction improvements to Olympic's bleachers and track, forcing the team to work out on the baseball field.

A week ago, during team minicamp, temperatures hit triple digits. Today, the players barely can break a sweat.

"It's nice for us fat coaches," Olympic coach Barry Shuford joked, "but I need some heat to get these kids into shape."