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Lights invade the desert to take on Arizona Christian in season-opener


August 30, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Bryce Bumgardner and the Montana State University-Northern Lights open the 2019 NAIA football season Saturday night in Phoenix. The Lights are on the road to battle Arizona Christian University. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

With teams like Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho, the Montana State University-Northern Lights are already used to some long road trips when it comes to Frontier Conference football.

But, the Lights have never gone this far away from home before - and especially not for a season-opening game.

With optimism high, the Lights are about to embark on their first-ever season-opener outside of the state of Montana when they play at Arizona Christian University Saturday night in Phoenix. And while it's a long plane ride south, second-year Northern head coach Andrew Rolin could...

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