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MSU-N Notebook: Home or away, Sparks always seem to fly against the Lights

MSU-Northern Game Day Notebook


October 16, 2017

Colin Thompson

Rocky Mountain College sophomore Sam Sparks, middle, goes by the Montana State University-Northern defense during Saturday's Frontier Conference game at Blue Pony Stadium. Sparks has been a menace to Northern and he was Saturday, too, rushing for 168 yards and three, first-half touchdowns.

Sam Sparks played high school football at one of the biggest schools in Montana - Senior High in Billings. So, until last fall, he had never stepped foot on the turf at Blue Pony Stadium, nor had he really had any reason to have anything against the Montana State University-Northern Lights.

But over the last four meetings between the Lights and Battlin' Bears, it sure seems like Sparks loves to play against the Lights.

On Saturday, Sparks, who isn't even RMC's starting running game, carried the ball just 12 times against Northern, but he scored three touchdowns and totaled a game-high 16...

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