On practice fields and parking lots at Hernando County schools, all the signs are there that fall is on the way: football players and band and color guard members sweating in the August heat for the pageantry to come in cooler months. Football player Austin Rampt, above, and band member Jennifer Austin were among the students practicing in Friday's heat, which reached a high of 98 in Brooksville and 100 in Spring Hill. Miss Austin, 15, and fellow band members learned marching routines outdoors and practiced their music indoors in the afternoon. They will feature Star Wars music in their halftime show. Central High hosts Florida High at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Rampt's Hernando High teammates will host Wildwood at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3.