The Estevan Viragos girl's football team were dealing with adverse circumstances in their game against Moosomin Sunday afternoon.
A sweltering heat wave has gripped southeast Saskatchewan, causing the Viragos and Generals to play in extremely hot and humid conditions at Chow Field in Estevan.
Moosomin won the game 28-0.
"It was really hot. The girls, they did their best but everyone got exhausted pretty quick that's for sure," said Viragos Head Coach Mark Tribiger. "It was brutal, we went through so much water and so did Moosomin that we couldn't keep up with trying to keep the girls hydrated and cooled off."
Tribiger added that the heat caused his team to make some mistakes.
"With the heat, we just had some mental breakdowns and it cost us a few plays that shouldn't have happened and they did, and they found themselves in the end zone," he said.
The Viragos will be playing one more game in the spring season. That'll be in Melville on June 25 against a team from Swan River, Manitoba.
"They're a brand new team, so it'll be a good test for them and hopefully for us too," he said.
Even with the latest set back, Tribiger said his team his headed in the right direction after a close loss to Moosomin the week before.
"We're looking good...we'll be going into the fall with high hopes for the season and I think we'll come out on the good end this year," he said.
The Viragos will begin practicing for the fall season in early August before the season begins after Labour Day in September.