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Northern ready to light up the spring

Lights have done all they can to keep building during a year without football games, but now it's time to get back on the field for real


Last updated 3/11/2021 at 11:47am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

After missing the entire 2020 season due to the coronavirus, the Montana State University-Northern football team has been willing to practice in ugly winter conditions the last couple of weeks in order to get ready for a four-game spring Frontier Conference season. The Lights are scheduled to open that season this Saturday at the College of Idaho.

The Montana State University-Northern Lights just want to play football. For over a year now, they have had to watch as their brand new stadium came to life on campus, and as, time-after-time, a season they thought would come never did.

Yes, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lights haven't had an opportunity to truly play football since November of 2019. Of course, they aren't alone in that as there has been no college football in Montana during that time frame.

And that's been especially tough for the Lights, of head coach Andrew Rolin, because Northern has been and continues to be a...

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