By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News
For many Ray County residents, the current heat wave probably doesn’t feel like football weather.
But the high temperatures — in the high 80s and 90s without even considering the heat index — aren’t stopping high schools such as Richmond from prepping for the upcoming football season.
Spartans are attending their latest training camp this week. The four-day outdoor camp is scheduled to conclude Thursday, June 7, on the practice field at the high school.
Overall, the Spartans are “handling the heat OK,” according to defensive coordinator David Rash.
“The ones that are coming to our weight sessions in the morning and staying hydrated, they’re (obviously) doing better than the ones that aren’t,” Rash said during an interview following the team’s Tuesday-afternoon training session.
The complete version of this story appears in the Friday, June 8, edition of The Richmond News.