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Overcoming football heat through science

High school football teams are getting ready for this season. For now, their opponent is the heat and humidity.

One Virginia high school is going public with what used to be its scientific secret for beating the heat.  Players are tested throughout the spring and summer on their body's aerobic potential.

Players with lower scores are identified, then coaches pay more attention during practice and games to those athletes.  Ultimately, they say training is about the safety of the players and preventing heat stroke.

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