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Finally: Lights play Yotes in first game since 2019


Last updated 3/12/2021 at 12:27pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Brenden Medina throws a pass during a November 2019 Frontier Conference game against Southern Oregon in Havre. That was Northern's last home football game, and one week later, at College of Idaho, it would be the Lights' last game of any kind before the pandemic hit. Now, football resumes, at least for a few games this spring as the Lights travel to C of I Saturday.

The last team the Montana State University-Northern Lights played was the College of Idaho Yotes. Normally, that wouldn't be relevant, but these aren't normal times, and that game at C of I took place Nov. 16, 2019.

Yes, it's been that long since the Lights, or anyone other than the Yotes have played a college football game, and that's why Saturday will be a big day. Because the Lights finally return to the field, and it will be against C of I. The Lights meet the fifth-ranked and defending Frontier Conference champion Yotes at 1 p.m. Saturday in Caldwell, Idaho, and Northern head coach A...

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