Hot days of summer will soon turn into cool autumn afternoons and evenings full of high school sports.
The weather’s not going to change much for Monday’s start of Kansas high school fall sports practices, but there is a “cold snap” forecasted from the upper 90s and lower 100s to the lower 90s and upper 80s by then,
Iola High fall sports’ coaches have set their first day practice schedule.
All athletes must have a completed physical form, signed by a parent or guardian, on file with the high school. No athlete will be able to practice without a form on file.
Bright and early Monday — 6 a.m. — the 2010 IHS Mustang football team hits the practice field. It signals the beginning of a week of two-a-day practices for the Mustangs.
The afternoon practice is at 4 p.m., unless the heat index requires Mustang head coach Rick Horton to move the practice back to 6 p.m.
Following a full week of practice, the Mustangs will have a intra-squad scrimmage Saturday at 8 a.m.
“We put the pads and go full tilt on Thursday,” Horton said.
The IHS football team opens the 2010 season at Independence Sept. 3.