RALEIGH (WTVD) --The Wake County Public School System has issued a directive to all schools that no outdoor athletic activities should be held between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday due to the extreme heat.
(ALERT) No outdoor @WCPSS athletic activities from 10AM-6:30PM on Tues and Wed (8/16&8/17) due to anticipated extreme weather conditions.— Wake County Ath. (@WCPSS_Athletics) August 16, 2016
School officials also postponed all outdoor athletic practices Monday afternoon because of the heat index.
Leesville High School sports parent Kevin Darden said he sat in the stands Monday evening not only to watch his son, Myson, play soccer, but also to keep an eye on him and make sure he wasn't overly exerting himself in the brutal heat.
"My son's big for cramping up so I have to make sure he's hydrated," Darden said.
"I don't blame them," said parent Annette Hughes. "I think it's the safe thing to do. I think it would be sort of crazy. It is miserable and is hot."
The varsity soccer game at Leesville started at 6:45 p.m. and by then, the entire field was shaded.
Officials also stopped the game every 15 minutes for a five-minute water break as a precaution.
The junior varsity game was canceled because of the heat.
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