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Lights’ receivers shine at MSU-Northern spring game

Posted: 10:46 PM, Apr 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 13:03:11-04

HAVRE — Montana State-Northern finished off its spring football practices with its annual spring game on Saturday. The game, which the offense won 63-16, was a controlled scrimmage with an unconventional scoring system that rewarded the defense for certain statistics.

Overall, second-year head coach Andrew Rolin was pleased with the day.

“I’m excited. I’m excited about where we are, but I’m not satisfied by any means. We have a long way to go,” Rolin said. “It’s a competitive conference as everybody knows, and so we need to continue to take the next step, continue to grow and trust the process, trust what we do.”

Earlier this spring, Rolin mentioned that added depth at receiver was something to look for, and he liked the offensive onslaught.

“I think we were explosive offensively (Saturday). Had a little bit of a lull in between, so we need to be a little more consistent, but I’m excited about where we’re at,” he said.

Lights receivers dominated the day, with Keagan Stroop and Marvin Williams Jr. each hauling in a pair of touchdowns.

“Everyone was just doing their jobs. It made it a lot easier to go out there and make plays. I think receivers were making it a lot easier by running correct routes,” Williams Jr. said. “The (offensive line) was protecting really good for the quarterback to be able to just drop back and make those easy throws, and everyone just made it easy for me.”