BILLINGS – Rocky Mountain College’s spring game didn’t do anything to clear up the quarterback picture, and head coach Jason Petrino is just fine with that.
Sophomore Drew Korf and redshirt freshman Nate Dick combined for six touchdowns in Saturday’s 90-minute scrimmage, while senior Jacob Bakken only threw in 7-on-7 drills as he continues to recover from a torn ACL that ended his season last October.
Korf, who started the final five games of the 2017 campaign, opened the afternoon with a 73-yard touchdown pass to running back Sam Sparks on the scrimmage’s first play. He also threw two touchdowns to Lucas Overton.
Dick displayed the dual-threat prowess that won him the 2016 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year award at Billings Senior, running for 41 yards down the left sideline on his first play, and adding two touchdown passes.
“It’s a good problem to have,” said Petrino of the quarterback situation. “We’ve got three guys that we feel can win us games. The best thing about those guys is they want to get better, but they also encourage each other. It’s been great watching them compete, but also encourage.”
Petrino did not name a starter, saying he and his coaching staff will continue to evaluate the position throughout the summer.
Korf said the added spring reps, plus the addition of Dick, has been a positive.
“We’ve got a lot of competition, and having Nate come in here has made me a lot better,” said Korf. “Just being comfortable in the offense and then having this whole off-season to get better, I think we’re going to be dangerous next year.”
Rocky begins fall training camp on August 2. They open the season August 23 at home against Carroll College.