Pro Treatment: La Costa Canyon football players stay hydrated during heat wave

CARLSBAD (KGTV) - Pop quiz: Who is the most important person on a football field?

The quarterback? The head coach? The star linebacker?

At La Costa Canyon this week, the answer is undoubtedly Charlie Felise.

The Mavericks are getting the 10News Pro Treatment this week ahead of a Friday night game against Oceanside, and Felise is the person making it possible for the team to get ready for the Pirates.

Officially, he's the Mavs student manager. This week, he's also the hydration specialist. You know, the water boy.

And with temperatures soaring into the triple digits, Felise is the most popular kid on the field.

"Charlie really helps out the team a lot," says junior defensive end Sam Hussin.

The water was flowing freely at practice this week. Heat-related incidents on the football field can be fatal, and coaches are rejecting the old-school "no water breaks" philosophy of decades past.

Mavericks players were regularly reaching for Charlie's green water bottles throughout the hot afternoon.

Felise says his job this week is clear: "Not letting anyone dehydrate."

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