DILLON — It might not have been their usual venue, but the Montana Western Bulldogs were ready to go when they hit the football field next to Vigilante Stadium to begin their 2018 spring season.
Weather forced Western away from their practice field on campus, but the Bulldogs still brought the same level of intensity. Western is hoping for a strong comeback, following a season in which it finished 4-7 after losing its last three games.
“We’ve done a lot of stuff inside our arena getting prepared to come out and do this now,” said head coach Ryan Nourse. “It’s fun to go out and get the pads back on and start seeing where these guys are going to be at.”
Nourse will have a few opportunities to gauge his team during the spring campaign, with the team hosting a pair of scrimmages. The first scrimmage will be held on Saturday, March 31. That will be the first big marker for the team, but they are just happy to see the grass for now.
“It was a long winter,” said senior linebacker Riley Martello. “The guys really worked hard and it feels awesome to come out here and be able to practice.”
The Bulldogs will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids following Saturday’s scrimmage.