Proctor football turning a new page under new head coach Krivinchuk

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After their season was cut short last year the Proctor football team returned to action Tuesday continuing their first week of practice for the 2022 season.

The Rails enter the season under new leadership in head coach Matt Krivinchuk who’s working towards establishing a positive team tradition.

“We’re taking a piece of tradition and building off positives. We have turned the page,” Krivinchuk said. “Last year was last year, that’s behind us, and all we’re doing is looking forward and we’re building things together and we’re talking about things that enrich not just [on the] football field but our everyday classroom and life experience.”

The Rails shared they’re already transitioning well to the teachings of Krivinchuk, a former Superior and College of St. Scholastica (CSS) assistant football coach.

“It’s just really positive on and off the field, learning life lessons and being a better person,” senior quarterback Carter St. Germaine shared.

“He has a lot of offensive scheme ideas and just a great whole playbook,” senior defensive tackle Ben Jauhola added. “He knows a lot about what he’s talking about. He talks more about football, it’s more than a game to him. He’ll lead us in the right direction.”

Proctor will kickoff their first full season since 2019 visiting Cloquet Friday, September 2. The team-favorite Hammer Game against Hermantown will return on October 7.

The Rails’ 2021 season was canceled following their game on September 17 after sexual misconduct allegations between players surfaced. Then-head coach Derek Parendo would later resign.