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Lights will challenge themselves in 2019

Northern football will open the season in Phoenix against Arizona Christian


March 19, 2019

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Bryce Bumgardner hauls in a pass during a Frontier Conference game against Montana Western last October in Havre. Western will come to Havre Sept. 14 for the Lights' 2019 home opener, but before that, the Lights will open the season with daunting road games at Arizona Christian, and defending Frontier champion Rocky Mountain College. For more on the Lights, see Friday's Havre Daily News.

In the first game he ever coached at Montana State University-Northern, Andrew Rolin's Lights were victorious. The Lights beat Mayville State in their season-opener last August, which was their only win of the 2018 season.

And while the Lights will look to show marked improvement in year two of the Rolin era, their season-opener will be a much tougher task.

Northern released its 2019 football schedule last month, and at the top of the list of the 11 games the Lights will play this season is a road trip to Arizona Christian. Northern will open its season Aug. 21 in Phoenix against the Fire...

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