Mich. school practices 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

I wonder if the Muslims on the team know that the football is made of pigskin?                                                                           1 Dragon


DEARBORN, Mich. — A Michigan high school football team is holding preseason practices in the middle of the night to help its Muslim players practice both faith and football.

The predominantly Muslim squad from Dearborn says the nocturnal regimen is a way for players to eat and drink while observing the holy month of daytime fasting known as Ramadan that started last week.

The August heat also played a factor in Fordson High coach Fouad Zaban’s proposal to reverse the clock for a week of two-a-day practices.

[+] EnlargeKamel Farajthrows

AP Photo/Paul SancyaIt was nearly 1 a.m. when Kamel Farajthrows of the Fordson High School junior varsity team delivered a pass during practice last week.