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Dickinson State set for home football opener; fans permitted at Biesiot Activities Center

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Sep 16, 2020

DICKINSON, N.D. – After kicking off the 2020 football season last week with a 26-14 win over Dakota State in Madison, S.D., Dickinson State opens its home slate on Saturday. The Blue Hawks (1-0) are set to host Mayville State (0-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center (BAC).

Limited fans will be permitted at Saturday's game, and tickets must be purchased online prior to the game. The outdoor spaces at the BAC will be limited to 50 percent capacity, and the indoor suites will be limited to 250 people.

"Outdoor seating will be arranged so that social distancing can be maintained to the greatest extent possible while fans are seated," a media release from Dickinson State read. "When social distancing is maintained, fans do not have to wear masks while in their seats. However, fans are expected to wear masks when not in their seats (e.g. when entering or exiting the BAC or when purchasing concessions)."

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The Blue Hawks are seeking their sixth consecutive North Star Athletic Association conference championship under coach Pete Stanton. Last week, Scobey's Riley Linder led the DSU offense with 78 rushing yards and one touchdown on 18 carries. Former Savage standout Paxton Miller, now a senior linebacker, had 0.5 sacks and an interception to help key the DSU defense. Isaiah Klundt returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown and was named the NSAA special teams player of the week.

"We’re just elated to be able to get out on the field and play and to be able to do our thing," Stanton said before last week's season opener. "We’re not taking it for granted. We know there’s going to be bumps in the road, there’s going to be situations where we may have players out and coaches out and whatever the case may be, but we’re being very smart about it. I really commend our conference and the NAIA for allowing us to be able to do it and work through it in a smart way and give our men the opportunity to go play this year."