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St. Scholastica football team opts to forego spring season

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DULUTH, MN -- The College of St. Scholastica football team will officially be foregoing the spring UMAC football season.

The Saints had originally delayed their football season from the fall of 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, with hopes of a five-game season this spring.

Via a press release, head coach Mike Heffernan cited the tight turnaround time for the 2021 fall season as an issue.

"Playing a spring season and turning around to play a full season in two months or so is not something we feel is the best route for our athletes. Player development is such a huge part of making sure our athletes are safe and ready to go for the fall of 2021," said Heffernan.

"As we all know, since March of last year, our athlete development has been in jeopardy due to COVID. COVID has made everything so inconsistent over the last year for us, so moving forward our focus is getting ready for fall of 2021."

The Saints will continue their transition from the UMAC to the MIAC, and still plan on playing a MIAC schedule in the fall of 2021. For the full press release, click here.

Matt Halverson

Sports Anchor and Reporter

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