MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Although Fall is only a few weeks away, the summer temperatures are still here.
For the cheerleading team at Carroll High School, they’re making sure to take extra steps to stay hydrated and safe in the triple-digit heat.
"We have three-minute breaks in between running before we stretch," said Diamond Collins, Carroll High School cheerleader.
Homecoming is just a month away and practices are getting longer as the girls prepare for the big weekend.
"We start off running then after we run we'll come and stretch and go over the cheers and some of the dances with the band, that's what we'll really go over, all day every day," said Tamaria Pitts, Carroll High School cheerleader.
With those long practices, they make sure to stay hydrated more often in between their routines and stretches.
"We have a cooler we have water bottles and we have ice in the cooler with water we fill it up and we drink it, it manages to cool us," said Armani Hunter, Carroll High School cheerleading team mascot.
Most importantly they're taking more breaks so that way everyone can put their best foot forward at practice and on game day.
"Some of the girls have breathing problems or something like that so we make sure everybody sits down and takes breaks, stuff like that," said Pitts.
Carroll's next game is this Friday Sept. 13th at home against Madison High School.