Football Season Starts Off Blazing Hot

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

The Kentucky High School Football Season is officially underway.

Despite sweltering hot temperatures, fans piled into the Belfry High School CAM Stadium Friday night to watch the first two games of the Pike County Bowl.

A hundred, hundred and one, no it felt like 107 degrees on the field at just past seven Friday evening.

Officials delayed the start of the Pike County Bowl an additional fifteen minutes after kickoff had already been pushed back an hour due to heat.

League rules say players can't take the field if the heat index is more that 104 degrees.

“We have some families that bring infants and young kids, and they just don't need to be out in this humidity this afternoon,” Belfry Principal Rodney Varney said.

But at twenty past seven, the kickoff…kicked off the season, with plenty of football action.

Despite the hot temperatures and late start, fans still filled the stands here at the Belfry High School, where they enjoyed some Kentucky football, while trying to stay hydrated.

After East Ridge shut out Phelps 27-0 in the first game of the night.

Concession vendors handed out plenty of ice cold beverages

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  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Aug 25, 2007 at 02:34 PM
    Doctors say not to exercise in extreme heat and cold. When you punish your body when you are young it will show up later in life.


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