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Stutzriem, Rocky Mountain College embrace pressure of Frontier Conference title entering spring game

Posted at 9:32 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 14:43:24-04

BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College’s football squad will scrimmage Saturday morning on campus to wrap up spring drills.

Last season, the Battlin’ Bears won a Frontier Conference championship. Then, head coach Jason Petrino left for Southern Illinois.

Now it’s Chris Stutzriem’s program. He’s a Petrino disciple who gets to follow those championship footprints.

“I don’t know what’s the better situation: to come into that or to come into a bad situation and have to make it better,” Stutzriem told MTN Sports. “I’m excited, I know these coaches are. They’re doing an outstanding job working hard every day. They want to be great. Everybody wants to be great.”

Players like the target.

“I think it makes us work a lot harder, in the back of your head knowing that you accomplished something last season,” said linebacker Dallas Mack. “But we’re going to have to come out next season with a target on our back and we’re going to have to work a lot harder.”

“I think we always kind of have an underdog mentality, and that’s what we’re going to keep building upon,” said quarterback Drew Korf. “When it comes down to it, we just have to keep winning games. That’s the target. It could be the national championship, but when it comes down to it, we still have to win on Saturday.”

Rocky’s scrimmage is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Herb Klindt Field.