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Desoto County football teams beat the heat

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Nothing says summer in the Mid-South like a football game. 

At the first Desoto County '7 on 7 Shootout' in Olive Branch, high school players from eight different schools came to have fun, sharpen their football skills, and develop chemistry with teammates.

"7 on 7 is a growing sport all over the country we're fortunate enough that we get to travel a lot and go to some nice events, and we really want to bring one here," Desoto County School Athletic Director Matt Wallace said. 

Yet, the game plan for every team was to win the battle with heat and humidity. During the heat advisory, there were cooling fans, water station tents and umbrellas set up to keep the crew cool and safe. 

The one-day tournament scored a touchdown with coaches and fans alike. 

For next year, the plans are to double the number of teams involved. 

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