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Lights prepared for round two with Rocky

Northern hopes to trap the Battlin' Bears in Billings


October 12, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern linebacker Alec Wagner, left, hits a Rocky Mountain College ball carrier during a Frontier Conference game last month in Havre. The Lights have a rematch with the Battlin' Bears Saturday in Billings. Northern plays three of its next four games on the road, but will be home next Saturday to host UM-Western.

The Frontier Conference isn't easy. There's a reason it's considered the SEC of the NAIA. And one reason why it's not easy is the schedule, with teams playing each other twice a year.

Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin is about to get his first taste of the unique Frontier schedule as his Lights (0-5, 1-5) travel to Billings to face the No. 16 Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears (3-2, 4-2) Saturday afternoon.

"It's something I'm excited about. It's the fun part about this conference," Rolin said, "you get to play teams twice. So we know who they (Bears) are, and t...

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