August 30, 2013 9:52 PM

High school football teams play it safe in oppressive heat

The hottest Friday of the year greeted opening night of Missouri high school football, prompting at least 23 schools to alter kickoff times Friday night or Saturday in an effort to dodge the heat. “Probably 10 or 15 years ago, all these games wouldn’t have been moved. But we’re more aware some heat issues now, and we certainly don’t want any bad things to happen to kids,” Winnetonka athletic director Jeff Rich said. “We’d rather be too cautious than not enough.”

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