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New Coach, New Mindset for Heritage Academy in 2012

Posted by Robby Donoho | August 01, 2012 / 09:16pm | High School Sports, Local Sports, Student Athlete
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -- Being around the first practice of the season for the Heritage Academy football team, things have certainly changed.

For one, there's a new coaching staff roaming the field led by Barrett Donahoe. That new staff has even implemented changes ranging from the offense all the way down to how the Patriots huddle.

Everything is new about the Heritage Academy football team. But one thing hasn't changed: the importance of victory to the Pats, who return a strong and experienced team for 2012.

"We have a lot of seniors on our football team this year," said Coach Donahoe. "We're going to dress 15 seniors which is good for our division.

"We feel like we have a skilled group of guys from a speed standpoint and we can run with a lot of the teams. We want to develop around our strengths and abilities."

Those strengths include quick and shifty players in the backfield, thus the move to an option-style attack through the pistol and wing-T formations on offense.

"Any time you have change like this you're going to see some transition in schemes," said Donahoe. "Overall, we thing we're developing our scheme around the talent we have."

It will be a new-look Heritage Academy team for 2012 and the Patriots hope the changes on the practice field will lead to victories in games during this season.
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