Striking while the gridiron is hot
Weather heats up just in time for the return of football
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
It was a sweltering 98 degrees when the Camas Papermakers started throwing the football around Friday, at Cardon Field.
"I think it's hotter than yesterday," said one of the players.
"That turf is at least 15 degrees warmer," responded head coach Jon Eagle.
It might be too early to do the math, but you didn't have to be a meteorologist to determine it was hot. Steam rose up from the gridiron and the Papermakers felt like they were running on hot coals. It stayed that way until the sun tucked behind the trees and the temperature in the shade became just a little bit more bearable.