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Heffernan at the helm: St. Scholastica opens first football practice

DULUTH, MN – For the third time in as many seasons, the St. Scholastica football team opens up fall practices with a new head coach.

Former offensive coordinator Mike Heffernan has taken the reigns as head coach, hoping to guide the Saints to an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) title.

Despite the loss of standout reciever and Esko native Aaron Olson, they retain senior quarterback Zach Edwards. He’ll be running a similar offense to the one he did last year, with Heffernan captaining the offensive coaching duties.

Heffernan’s approach is energetic and extremely detail oriented. His goal is to leave nothing to chance, including their two most controlable variables: energy and effort.

“The biggest thing is just setting the tone, what my expectations are. And my expectations are paying attention to detail. Making sure that we do everything that we possibly can to the best of our ability, and there’s two things we can control, that’s attitude and that’s effort,” said coach Heffernan.

“That’s going to reflect on the field if we stick to our mission.”

The Saints will open their season on Saturday, September 7 at home against Mayville State.

Matt Halverson

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