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Athletes guard against heat stroke

Ronald Wilson Ronald Wilson
Coach Fabrizio Coach Fabrizio
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

A heat advisory remains in effect in South Georgia.  That means without precautions, high school football players could be in danger during practices now underway.

In Lee County coaches say they try to practice early in the day and take breaks often. They make sure players drink plenty of fluids to avoid getting dehydrated.

They also make sure players started getting used to the heat in June. "We've had our kids out all summer conditioning and getting acclimated to the heat and that's the biggest thing, getting your bodies acclimated to the heat. We are fortunate right now we try to go in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day," said Dean Fabrizio Lee Co. Head Football Coach   

"The coach is always on us about taking care of your body and make sure you drink plenty of water. And do the little things so it won't be so hot out here for you," said Senior Ronald Wilson.

Coaches say they'll start practicing in full pads on August 1st. They also tell athletes to try to avoid soft drinks.

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