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Vero Beach High School football tackles record heat during practice

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Vero Beach High School football is back. (WPEC)

Starting Monday, high school football is back as schools in the state of Florida can officially begin practicing. July is on track to be one of the hottest months on record, so the heat is on for athletes getting ready to take the field.

Vero Beach High School has an impressive football program; winning 53 straight regular season games. Head coach Lenny Jankowski has a plan to keep the athletes in shape but also safe from the heat.

"We spend a lot of time with water stations and we have them set up throughout practice," he explained. "We have misting fans, we have a trainer that’s great at what he does and in addition to that, we have ice baths. You’re prepared for anything to go wrong, so to speak."

Jankowski says they will have plenty of water breaks throughout practice as well. He's planning the practices to last about two hours.

"The days of two-a-days and all day practices are over," he said.


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