(WHAS11) The heat forced Jefferson County and Oldham County schools to push their game times back a half hour to 8 p.m. And before the players took to the field at the Seneca Ballard game Friday night, coaches closely monitored the temperature.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association requires schools to stop activities like football if the temperatures hit 100. Parents we spoke with from Seneca and Ballard agreed with the JCPS delay.
It’s not just the football players, JCPS is also worried about the effect the heat has on cheerleaders, band members and even fans. Throughout the game, coaches continued to monitor the temperature and were prepared to stop the game at any time.