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High School Football Coaches Discuss Schedule Changes As Heat Wave Disrupts Practice Schedule

High School Football Coaches Discuss Schedule Changes As Heat Wave Disrupts Practice Schedule

For the second straight week, high temperatures are forcing many high school football teams inside and in some cases the cancellation of practices. But frustration is beginning to mount for area coaches as they struggle to ensure meaningful practice time before the season starts later this week.

Hartford Public coach Harry Bellucci, who serves on the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference football committee, said Tuesday that state officials need to consider pushing back the start of the football season to ensure teams appropriate practice time.

“There’s conditioning, there’s a lot to get ready for in a football game,” Bellucci said. “Now you’re taking away practice...

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