ORONO (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- The University of Maine football team had its first scrimmage on Monday and high temperatures were a concern.

Officials moved the scrimmage from afternoon to morning trying to beat the heat. The players were in full pads and hit the field for two hours.

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Coaches said they were closely monitored by trainers and had several water breaks to make sure everyone stayed hydrated. Trainers said they tended to a few minor injuries during the scrimmage, but nothing heat related.

"I think the biggest thing is just mentally," said head coach Joe Harasymiak. "That is what really taxes you, I think physically. they'll get through it. They're in shape, they're strong and they're hydrated. It's the mental part that gets sloppy and we got a little sloppy toward the end."

Coach Harasymiak said his team will be ready for the first game of the season, and it's a big one. CAA rival UNH is scheduled to visit Orono on Aug. 30.