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Practice begins for many high school football players

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KRUM, Texas -

Monday marked the first day of practice for many Texas high school football players. And there are some new safety rules in place.

Those rules are aimed at reducing problems associated with heat exhaustion and concussions. During the preseason the number of two-a-day practices per week is limited and beginning in the regular season full-contact practice is limited to 90 minutes per week.

Coaches at Krum High School in Denton County have come up with the idea of special midnight practices to beat the heat and generate some extra enthusiasm.

"What we're accomplishing there is we're getting two practices in before it gets 105 degrees outside and slowly acclimate these kids to the heat and build them up until we get to the first game of the season," said Coach Gary Robinson.

Schools that had spring practice will begin preseason practice next week.

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