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Preview: Frontier will be as tough as it's ever been ■ From Page 11 with a transfer QB from Idaho State, and the return of the speedy Shane Sipes at WR. The Arntson brothers are also playmakers in the open, so if Carroll can move the ball down field, that will open things up for junior running back Major Ali, who is considered one of the best returning rushers in not just the Frontier, but all of the NAIA. So if Carroll starts to get its offense moving in the right direction, there’s no reason to think the Saints won’t return to the top of the Frontier, and quickly for that matter. Opener: at Rocky Mountain Aug. 23; Key Game: vs SOU Sept. 22.

Eastern Oregon 2017: 4-6, 4-6, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Tim Camp (10th Season) Nickname: Mountaineers Location: LaGrande, Oregon Stadium: Community Stadium OUTLOOK: The Mounties have also been tough to figure out. Just when you think they’ll have a down year, they explode like they did when they went all the way to the 2016 NAIA semifinals. Then, when you pick them to finish high, they stumble. EOU did just that last fall, but head coach Tim Camp noted at Frontier Media Day that he wanted EOU to return to a fast-paced, wide-open offensive team, and an up-tempo, physical defense. In order for the Mounties to do that, they’ll rely on the likes of athletic QB Kai Quinn and a bevy of talented WR’s. Defensively, EOU has to replace star linebacker Michael Arenas, but several key tacklers and playmakers do return. EOU also has one of the best home field advantages in the Frontier, so, if the Mounties can pile up the wins in LaGrande and steal a couple of big games

on the road, they should return to the form they had in that memorable fall of 2016. Opener: vs C of I Aug. 25; Key Game: at SOU Oct. 13.

UM-Western 2017: 4-7, 4-7, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Ryan Nourse (5th Season) Nickname: Bulldogs Location: Dillon Stadium: Vigilante Field OUTLOOK: Much like what has happened to Rocky in recent years, the Bulldogs have gotten off to fast starts only to falter late in Frontier play. Last year, a Dawg’s squad that was one of the top offensive teams in the league lost four of their last five games and three straight to end the season. Now, head coach Ryan Nourse must try and rebuild an offense that graduated its starting QB and RB, and against so many good Frontier defenses, that won’t be easy. Western does have playmakers in WRs Melvin Walser and Nate Simkins, but the Dawgs will be young at QB and RB. On defense, linebacker Jason Ferris is a beast, but again, Western needs new faces to step up there, too, so with so many experienced teams in the Frontier already, it’s going to be tough this season for a young Western club to keep pace. Opener: at Carroll Sept. 1; Key Game: vs Montana Tech Oct. 6.

MSU-Northern 2017: 0-10, 1-10, 8th in Frontier Head Coach: Andrew Rolin (1st Season) Nickname: Lights Location: Havre Stadium: Blue Pony Stadium

OUTLOOK: Everything is anew at Northern, and excitement is high as the Andrew Rolin era begins. Rolin’s debut has been highly-anticipated after the Lights have managed to win just two games in the last three seasons. And while Rolin no doubt inherited a big rebuilding job in Havre, he’s met that challenge head on, and his players have responded with a great fall camp. Offensively, Northern was turbulent last season, and explosive at times, and the Lights do return starting QB Tommy Wilson, a stable of WRs, a healthy Jett Robertson at RB and one of the best offensive lines in the league. So there’s no doubt the Lights can go on offense, but turnovers will be the key as the Lights have finished last in turnover margin in each of the last five seasons. Defensively, Northern had big struggles a year ago, and coordinator Jake Chestnut is hoping to turn that around, though he’ll have to do it with a young group, led by veteran linebacker Alec Wagner. Wagner is surrounded by a lot of young talent, including Justin

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson The College of Idaho Yotes are considered one of the up-and-coming teams in the Frontier Conference this season after finishing 2017 with their first winning record since joining the Frontier. The Yotes come to Havre to play the MSU-Northern Lights on Nov. 10, which will be the final game of the regular season. Pfeifer at DT, but that young talent will have to grow up in a hurry for Northern to hang tough in what Rolin calls, “The SEC of the NAIA.” And while 2018 might be a rebuilding year for the Lights, Rolin’s foundation for the program is already being laid, and MSU-N fans are going to see a much different Northern squad on the field this season, one that is certainly headed in the right direction. Opener: vs Mayville State Aug. 25; Key Game: vs Eastern Oregon Oct. 6.

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The Lights they are a changing The Frontier is the SEC of the NAIA From the moment he arrived in Havre, Andrew Rolin started doing exactly what he knew he was meant to do George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor gferguson@havredailynews.com It’s all been a whirlwind for new Montana State University-Northern head football coach Andrew Rolin. In December, he was in Havre to interview for the Lights’ opening vacated by Aaron Christenson. And by Christmas time, Rolin was now the youngest head coach, not only in Northern history, but currently in the Frontier Conference. From there, Rolin did the thing he loves

to do the most, outside of his family, and that’s roll up his sleeves and go to work. He learned that work ethic as a young football player, and certainly by playing for the great Jim Harbaugh as a quarterback at the University of San Diego, as well as coaching stops at USD, the University of Washington and San Jose State. Yes, even at a young age, Rolin is an admitted football junkie. He loves to watch it, study it, learn it and talk about it. All day, every day. But most of all, the Lights’ new head man loves to coach it. “I knew this is what I was meant to do pretty early on,” Rolin said. “I knew this is what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to be a football coach.” Coaching football is one thing though. Running your own program is something entirely different. It’s unique, and it’s special. It’s stressful and hard, challenging, but

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good to great. Rocky is loaded with offensive talent, including two returning starters at QB, and Montana transfer Nate Dick. Add in a stable of running backs, a huge offensive line and not one, but two, star tight ends, and Rocky’s offense will be lethal this fall. But in recent years, the Bears have hung their hat on defense, and with the return of all four starting linebackers, star DE Ryder Rice and a secondary anchored by Keenan Fagan, Rocky has all the makings of being a complete team. And when you’re complete and balanced, like the Bears look to be, that’s a recipe for a Frontier championship, something the Bears haven’t done in a long, long time. The key will be for Rocky to stay healthy, but to also avoid a mid-season, or late-season slump, something that’s derailed Rocky in each of the last three seasons. If the Bears can avoid that, they’ll no doubt be knocking on the door of a Frontier title, and the NAIA playoffs. Opener: vs Carroll Aug. 23; Key Game: vs SOU Oct. 6.

Montana Tech 2017: 6-4, 6-4 T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Chuck Morrell (9th Season) Nickname: Orediggers Location: Butte

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin has been at the helm since January. And, in his time with the Lights, he's hired a staff, been through a recruiting season, conducted winter conditioning and spring ball. But, most importantly, he's worked on developing a new culture for Northern football, one that fits his vision of what a college football program should be. Now, he and the Lights will put it all to the test when he coaches his first game as head coach of the Lights Saturday against Mayville State at Blue Pony Stadium.

MSU-Northern Lights vs Mayville State Comets Montana State University-Northern

2017 record: 0-10, 1-10 Head coach: Andrew Rolin

Location: Havre, Mont.

Stadium: Blue Pony Stadium

Nickname: Lights

Streak: The Lights are 1-0 lifetime against Mayville after beating the Comets 43-29 last September in Mayville, North Dakota

Colors: Maroon and Yellow 2018 record: 0-0, 0-0

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Blue Pony Stadium ~ 1 p.m. Mayville State

2017 record: 0-6, 0-11 Head coach: Sean Thom

Location: Mayville, N.D.

Stadium: Jerome Berg Field

Nickname: Comets

Streak: The Comets have lost 13 straight dating back to 2016. Their last win was Oct. 29, 2016 against Dakota State.

Colors: Blue and White 2018 record: 0-0, 0-0

College of Idaho

Stadium: Alumni Coliseum OUTLOOK: The Orediggers went into 2017 thinking national championship. But injuries and four straight losses to end the season left them not only out of the Frontier title chase, but also on the outside looking in at the NAIA playoff picture. Now, Tech will try and rebound from that ending, but it won’t be easy, as stars like QB Quinn McQueary among others have graduated. Still, head coach Chuck Morrell’s cupboard is far from bare. The Diggers return Jed Fike at RB, the Frontier’s leading in rusher in 2017, as well as AllAmerican WR Dion Williams. On defense, the likes of Connor Wines, who led the Frontier in sacks, Chance Hansen and safety Justin May are also back, so, expect Tech to still be explosive on offense and physical on defense. Still, the Orediggers must overcome being young at the QB position, and they need to replace standouts on both the offensive and defensive lines. So there’s no doubt, there’s work to be done in Butte. However, Morrell has been the top recruiter in the Frontier for some time now, so don’t be surprised if new stars emerge for Tech, and the Diggers are right back in the Frontier title hunt. Opener: at College of Idaho, Sept. 1; Key Game: vs Carroll Nov. 3.

2017: 6-4, 6-5, T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Mike Moroski (5th Season) Nickname: Yotes Location: Caldwell, Idaho Stadium: Simplot Stadium OUTLOOK: While it seemed as though the 2017 Frontier season wore down some teams, C of I got stronger, winning five of their last six games to finish the year with their first-ever winning season in the Frontier Conference. And while graduation may have hit the Yotes hard, optimism is high that they’ll build on the momentum they ended last fall with. Of course, the Yotes have the advantage of being extremely hard to plan for as they are the only team in the Frontier that runs the triple-option, and with Darius James-Peterson, who was second in the league in rushing, back at QB this season, the Yotes will again be extremely dangerous on the ground. C of I also has an excellent offensive line, and if a young defense, led by linebacker Forrest Rivers, among others, comes of age this fall, the step the Yotes took in 2017 will look small compared to the one they can take this season. Opener: at Eastern Oregon, Aug. 25; Key Game: vs SOU Oct. 20.

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2017: 4-6, 4-6, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Mike Van Diest (18th season) Nickname: Fighting Saints Location: Helena Stadium: Nelson Stadium OUTLOOK: It’s been a frustrating three years at Carroll, as the Saints have suffered three consecutive losing seasons and have been sub-500 in four of their last five. That’s simply not at all what Carroll fans are used to. But, the Saints, under legendary head coach Mike Van Diest, have high hopes this fall. Carroll was one of the top defensive units in the league last year, and the Saints return the likes of Beaugh Meyer (DE), Reese Quade (LB) and McBride Galt (DE) to lead what should be a very good defense again this season. But then again, defense has never been Carroll’s issue. Instead, the last three seasons, the Saints have finished in the bottom half of the league in scoring, total offense and passing. Carroll hopes to have the passing issue solved

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2018 Frontier Conference Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Southern Oregon; 2. Rocky Mountain; T3. Montana Tech; T3. College of Idaho; 5. Carroll College; 6. Eastern Oregon; 7. UM-Western; 8. MSU-Northern Havre Daily News Frontier Conference Power Rankings

Mayville State Comets (0-0, 0-0)

1. Rocky Mountain College 2. Southern Oregon 3. Carroll College 4. College of Idaho 5. Montana Tech 6. Eastern Oregon 7. UM-Western 8. MSU-Northern

At Montana State University-Northern Lights (0-0, 0-0) Carroll College (0-0, 0-0) at #20 Rocky Mountain College (0-0, 0-0) Thursday in Billings, MT RV College of Idaho (0-0, 0-0) at Eastern Oregon (0-0, 0-0) in LaGrande, Ore

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2018 Frontier Conference Football Preview George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor gferguson@havredailynews.com If there was one word that could sum up the 2017 Frontier Conference football season, bloodbath would certainly be appropriate. There were so many good teams in the Frontier that it actually turned out to be a detriment to the league come playoff time. With everybody beating up on each other for three months, by the time November rolled around, only stalwart Southern Oregon was left standing. Now, it’s about time to start new, though, but the same question remains. Is the Frontier too good for it’s own good? In other words, is it so deep, and so talented that on a national level the Frontier can’t get the kind of respect it rightly deserves? That question will be answered in the coming months, but things might be different as teams across the league must replace key talent and top players. SOU, which was picked to win the league again this season, is breaking in a new quarterback, while Montana Tech has a slew of positions with new faces this year. UM-Western, Eastern Oregon and MSU-Northern are also teams that will be considered young, and building this fall. So, with that in mind, does the balance of power shift this season? Could it finally be Rocky Mountain College's turn to take the Frontier thrown? Or will Carroll College finally return to the top after three straight losing seasons? Or, will College of Idaho make the final jump, from a new program, all the way to a Frontier championship? Those are all valid questions as the new Frontier season begins this weekend. But one thing’s for sure, there’s already no denying the Frontier will be really, really good again. It will be loaded with explosive offenses and talented playmakers. It will be loaded with stingy, blue-collar defenses. In other words, will anything about the league really change? “I think the Frontier is the SEC of the NAIA,” new Northern head coach Andrew Rolin said. “It’s a league with so many great coaches and great programs, and it’s extremely tough to win in this league. I’m excited to be a part of it because, at this level, this league is as good as it gets.” That statement is dead on, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to see who’s left standing when it’s all said and done. Here’s a team-by-team glance at the upcoming 2018 Frontier football season, in league’s predicted order of finish according to the 2018 Frontier Preseason Coaches Poll.

Southern Oregon 2017: 10-0, 12-1, Frontier Champions, lost in NAIA semifinals Head Coach: Charlie Hall (2nd Season) Nickname: Raiders Location: Ashland, Oregon Stadium: Raider Stadium

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Southern Oregon Montana Tech College of Idaho Rocky Mountain Carroll College UM-Western Eastern Oregon MSU-Northern

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Overall WL

10-0 6-4 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6 4-6 0-10

12-1 6-4 6-5 6-5 4-6 4-7 4-6 1-10

Thursday Carroll College at Rocky Mountain Saturday MSU-Northern vs Mayville State College of Idaho at Eastern Oregon Saturday, Sept. 1 MSU-Northern vs Rocky Mountain Montana Tech at College of Idaho Southern Oregon at Eastern Oregon UM-Western at Carroll College

NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll 2017 Rec. Pts. Prv. 13. Dickinson St. (ND) 9-2 178 14 1. Saint Francis (Ind.) 14-0 340 1 14. Langston (OK) 10-1 177 13 2. Reinhardt (GA.) 12-1 349 2 15. Marian (Ind.) 7-3 167 18 3. Morningside (Iowa.) 13-1 340 3 16. Concordia (Mich.) 9-2 163 15 4. Southern Oregon 12-1 324 4 17. Sterling (Kan.) 9-3 159 16 5. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)11-1 310 5 18. Tabor (Kan.) 8-2 95 17 6. St. Xavier 10-2 296 6 19. Campbellsville 8-2 86 20 7. Georgetown (KY) 9-2 268 7 20. Rocky Mountain 6-5 75 NR 7. Northwestern (IA) 10-3 2368 8 21. Kansas Wesleyn 8-3 67 21 9. Baker (Kan) 10-2 259 9 22. SAGU (Texas) 8-3 51 19 10. Grand View 9-3 231 11 22. Arizona Christian 7-3 51 NR 11. Southeastern (Fla) 8-2 227 10 24. Faulkner (Ala) 7-3 46 22 12. Benedictine (Kan.) 9-3 197 12 25. Dakota State (S.D.) 8-2 44 23 Others receiving votes: : Montana Tech (44), Evangel (Mo.) (17), Oklahoma Panhandle State (15), St. Francis (Ill.) (12), College of Idaho (10), William Penn (Iowa) (10), Missouri Valley (9), Midland (Neb.) (8), Bluefield (Va.) 3

Frontier Conference Individual Leaders 2017

Passing: Tanner Trosin, SOU, 374 ypg Receiving: Dion Williams, MT, 110 ypg Receptions: Dion Williams, MT, 8 cpg Rushing: Jed Fike, MT, 139 ypg Tackles: Garet Fowler, MSU-N, 115 Sacks: Connor Wines, MT, 10 sacks INT's: Keenan Fagan, RMC, 7 ints

2018 Lights Coaching Staff

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Montana State University-Northern's Fotios Jordangolou catches a pass during a 2017 Frontier Conference game against Southern Oregon last fall in Havre. The Raiders went undefeated in Frontier play, and were picked to win the Frontier title again. OUTLOOK: The Raiders have been the most prolific team in the Frontier over the last five seasons, both in terms of wins and in offensive production. And they’re coming off a year when they didn’t lose a single conference game. They also return star players like running back Rey Vega and All-American WR Bronson Ader, two pieces of an offense that averaged over 500 yards and 48 ppg last season. And SOU’s defense might be even better with the return of standouts like DE Sean Rogers and LBs Tyson Cooper and Devon Gage. However, for the first time in a long time, the Raiders don’t

have an established quarterback, so while they still got the nod to win the Frontier this season, QB play will make all the difference. Still, if head coach Charlie Hall finds his guy to run his high-octane offense, then the fourth-ranked Raiders will not only most likely be standing atop the league yet again, but another deep run in the NAIA playoffs will be in order. Opener: Sept. 1 at Eastern Oregon; Key Game: Oct. 6 at Rocky Mountain.

Rocky Mountain College

2017: 6-4, 6-5, T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Jason Petrino (3rd Season) Nickname: Battlin’ Bears Location: Billings Stadium: Herb Klindt Field OUTLOOK: The Battlin’ Bears have been a good football program for a while now. But in Jason Petrino’s third season, they have all the pieces to go from

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson The 2018 Montana State University-Northern coaching staff includes, Andrew Rolin, Head Coach; Jake Chestnut, Defensive Coordinator; Jonathan Amosa, Running Backs/Tight Ends/Strength and Conditioning; CJ Robertson, Offensive Line/Run Game; Ray Clark, Defensive Backs; John Kocurek, Wide Receivers/ Recruiting; James Amos, Tight Ends; Ollie Ogbu, Defensive Line.

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Mayville State Defensive Starters

MSU-N 2017 Offensive Numbers

MSU 2017 Defensive Numbers

Scoring: 16 ppg, last in Frontier Total offense: 340 ypg, last in Frontier

Seth Roemelle #88, 6-0, 190 Receiver

Derrick Prater #8, 5-8, 180 Cornerback

Passing: 215 ypg, 6th in Frontier

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MSU 2017 Offensive Numbers

MSU-N 2017 Defensive Numbers

Scoring: 45 ppg, last in NSAA

Scoring: 50 ppg, last in Frontier

Total defense: 471 ypg, last in NSAA

Total defense: 553 ypg, last in Frontier

Pass defense: 225 ypg, 5th in NSAA

Pass defense: 265 ypg, 5th in Frontier

Scoring: 15 ppg, last in NSAA

Rolin was hired in December of 2017. He is the fourth fulltime head coach of the Lights since the school reintroduced football. Before coming to Northern he had coaching stops at San Diego, Washington, San Jose State and Libby. Rolin played QB at San Diego. He is a native of Rancho Cordova, California.

Dylan Schmidt #74, 6-3, 270 Offensive line

Wyatt McKinlay #44, 6-0, 210 Fullback

Tommy Wilson #22, 6-1, 205 Quarterback

Ryan Handley #73, 6-4, 275 Offensive line

Darius Alexander-Jones #53, 6-3, 280 Offensive line

Trenton Woodward #56, 6-4, 265 Offensive line

Tyler Gay #9, 5-10, 225

Defensive line

Daniel Simpson #4, 6-0, 240 Defensive line

Connor Koker #91, 5-11, 230 Defensive end Manuel Najera #43,5-11, 195 Linebacker

Diego Morales #43, 5-8, 175 Kicker

Marvin Williams #19, 5-10, 155 Receiver

Passing: 241 ypg, 4th in NSAA

David Lemeto #59, 6-3, 330 Defensive line

Austin Robb #53, 6-1, 245 Defensive line

Ostin Welch #26, 6-2, 170 Safety

Morgan McCrary #8, 5-10, 190 Safety

Sean Thom Mayville Head Coach

David Dukart #73, 5-11, 270 Offensive line

AceMorgan #17, 6-0, 235 Linebacker Tyler Pallas #92, 6-0, 245 Defensive tackle

Josiah Walker #44, 5-11, 215 Linebacker

Jason Smith #20, 5-9, 215 Safety

Jaren Maki

#47, 6-2, 215 Linebacker

Justin Pfeifer #55, 6-0, 285 Defensive line

Ben Johnson #61, 6-0, 275 Center

Creighton Pfau #18, 6-4, 210 Quarterback

Preston Hamlette #33, 5-10, 240 Running back

Robert Barnard #64, 5-8, 270 Offensive line

Ricky Flowers Jr. #23, 5-11, 230 Linebacker

Jake Norby #31, 6-2, 200 Linebacker

Joe Fehr #58, 6-3, 220 Linebacker

Terrance Aquino #55, 6-1, 310 Offensive line

Darrel Wilson

#5, 5-9, 185 Receiver

Hunter McCall #85, 6-2, 215 Tight end

Jared Eisenbarth #80, 6-1, 205 Tight end Sam Tapia #89, 6-0, 180 Punter

Total offense: 322 ypg, last in NSAA

David Hanson #77, 6-1, 300 Offensive line

Timothy Rooks #3, 5-10, 190 Safety

Jett Robertson #2, 5-11, 195 Running Back

Trent Momon #11, 6-5, 205 Receiver

Caymus Thomas #13, 5-11, 165 Cornerback

Clint Willis #75, 6-7, 300 Offensive line

Andrew Rolin MSU-N Head Coach

Mayville State Offensive Starters

Devariej Criss #34, 5-9, 175 Corner Dorian Duchene #21, 5-11, 175 Cornerback

Adrien Carrillo #86, 5-11, 190 Receiver

Maxwell Scott

#98, 6-3, 240 Kicker

Thom is entering his second season leading the Comets football program. Before coming to Mayville, Thom served as Defensive Coordinator at numerous AAAAAA high schools in Georgia. Prior to his coaching career, Thom was blessed to have served as a member of the Faulkner University football team from 2007-2009. During this time, Thom was named a 3-time All-American over the course of his career. He is a native of Walton Beach, Florida.

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Pahokee, FL Chesapeake, VA Douglasville, GA

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190 210

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182

Melba, ID

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235

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195 160 180 160 182 190 190 225 208 165 185 205 170 238 236 155 175 155 205 208 190 165 185 205 185 195 187 198 160 255 215 165 180 152 190 220 175 210 250 160 215 195 210 230 215 280 225 285 265 190 220 285 318 260 275 265 320 275 270 300 250 353 205 150 210 170 205 190 210

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Hometown Glendale, AZ Menlo Park, CA Ripon, CA Seattle, WA Cut Bank, MT Las Vegas, NV Sammamish, WA Fresno, CA Sebastopol, CA Spokane, WA Saint Helens, OR Spanaway, WA Great Falls, MT Waianae, HI Portland, OR Puyallup, WA San Diego, CA Great Falls, MT Fresno, CA Auburn, WA Fresno, CA Malta, MT Hardin, MT Missoula, MT Carlsbad, CA Forsyth, MT

Kirkland, WA Tacoma, WA San Francisco, CA Browning, MT Fort Benton, MT Chehalis, WA Laurel, MT Salem, OR Cut Bank, MT Pasadena, CA Geraldine, MT Sacramento, CA Kalispell, MT Belt, MT Roy, Utah Green Acres, WA Mesa, AZ Laurel, MT Gilroy, CA Portland, OR Cut Bank, MT Three Forks, MT Florence, MT Eureka, MT Puyallup, WA Cremona, AB Eureka, MT Great Falls, MT Fort Qu’Appellle, SK Madera, CA Missoula, MT Nine Mile Falls, WA Gardiner, MT West Jordan, UT Seattle, WA Woodinville, WA Belt, MT Hardin, MT Browning, MT Hardin, MT Brockton, MT Hardin, MT

No. Name 88 89 91 92 94 96 98 99

Seth Roemmele Jordan Pugh Connor Koker Tyler Pallas B.J. Hatcher Trendae Umi-Tuato’o Ronnie Chavez Jonathyn Jordan

Pos. Ht. Wt. Year

WR TE DL DL DL DL DL DL

6-1 6-5 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-3

185 225 230 245 205 290 245 205

SR JR SO SO FR FR SO FR

Hometown Claresholm, AB Tacoma, WA Spokane, WA Chehalis, WA Laurel, MT Auburn, WA Missoula, MT Snellville, GA

2018 Montana State University-Northern Football Staff Andrew Rolin, Head Coach Jake Chestnut, Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Amosa, Running Backs/Tight Ends/Strength and Conditioning CJ Robertson, Offensive Line/Run Game Ray Clark, Defensive Backs John Kocurek, Wide Receivers/Recruiting James Amos, Tight Ends Ollie Ogbu, Defensive Line

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also rewarding. It’s something not everyone is cut out for. But, spend five minutes with Andrew Rolin, whether it’s in his office, at Dairy Queen or watching him on the practice field, and you’ll see it. It’s clear as day - Andrew Rolin was meant to be a head football coach. And now, just seven months after coming to Havre, Rolin is about to coach his first game as a head coach. And while football isn’t new to Rolin, no he’s coached and played in hundreds of games, and watched countless more, Saturday, when the Lights take the field at Blue Pony Stadium to square off against Mayville State, it will be a whole different ball game for Rolin. It will be his game. The headset will say head coach and Rolin will be in charge. Yes, Saturday is a day Rolin has dreamed of for a long, long time, and it’s one he’s ready for. He’s spent the last seven months working, hours upon hours, coaching, teaching, recruiting, watching film, mentoring all of the young Lights who are here to play for him, and so much more. Rolin has spent the last seven months rolling up his sleeves and doing what he loves to do, coach football. Now however, it’s almost game day. I sat down with Rolin next week to ask him a few questions about football, life, challenges, and what it means to him to be the head coach of the Lights.

HDN: What’s the best thing so far about being Northern’s head coach? Rolin: “These kids. They’re why I do what I do. To see them grow, not just as football players, but more importantly, as men, that’s when it hits you. That’s why I got into this profession. I got into coaching to change lives, more so off the field than on it. And since I’ve been here, the transformation in these players has been remarkable. This team is full of great young men and they’re why I am here. It’s not about me, it’s about these guys.” HDN: What’s been the biggest challenge so far? Rolin: “Changing the culture. I’m unwavering in my football philosophy, on and off the field, and being unwavering can be exhausting at times. It can be hard to continuously stick to what you believe you should be doing. It’s a process, and it can be an exhausting process at times. But, I believe that’s how you’re going to be successful. So we’re going to be unwavering in everything we do, everything we believe.. We have a standard and we’re always going to be accountable to that standard.”

been about not looking back, or not dwelling on what’s happened in the past? Rolin: “I think it’s just that. Control what you can control. We’re turning the page, and not looking back. We talk every single day about handling adversity. Football isn’t perfect, just like life isn’t perfect. Things are going to go wrong. But it’s how you handle those situations. We talk about continuing to fight. To get up when you get knocked down. That’s what life is all about, and it’s the same in football. It’s how you handle adversity, and that’s been a big point of emphasis for us, from the first team meeting we had in the winter, and it will continue to be.” HDN: How has life in Havre been so far, outside of football? Rolin: “Well, since camp started, there hasn’t been much life outside of football (laughing). But we love it here. I know it’s cliche’ for Havre, but it’s true, Havre is the people. This community is amazing, people have been so

hospitable to us. All the people we’ve met and gotten to know, in the community in our church, at Northern, everywhere we’ve gone, the people have just been so great and so welcoming. So we’re really grateful to be here. We love Havre and we just are so happy that this happened to us, and we’re able to be here as a family, and be a part of this great community.” HDN: On Saturday, you’re going to take the field for the first time as a head coach. How is that going to feel? Rolin: “I really can’t put it into words. It’s emotional when I think about it. I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do. I didn’t know it would come this soon, but it’s something I’ve been dreaming about. In my career, I’ve always been excited for gameday, but the anticipation for this one has been brewing in me for a while now. Like I said, it’s hard to put it into words. It’s going to be an emotional, fun time. But, at the end of the day, it’s not about me, it’s about us, the program, the kids. I’m excited to take the field with them, all of us, as Northern Lights. It’s going to be a special day.”

HDN: Speaking of changing the culture, times have been tough for the Lights in recent years. What’s the message

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Andrew Rolin watches film in his office while preparing for Saturday's 2018 season-opener against Mayville State. Rolin says, thinking about his first game as a head coach is emotional and exciting. Rolin came to Northern after coaching stops at San Diego, the University of Washington and San Jose State.

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also rewarding. It’s something not everyone is cut out for. But, spend five minutes with Andrew Rolin, whether it’s in his office, at Dairy Queen or watching him on the practice field, and you’ll see it. It’s clear as day - Andrew Rolin was meant to be a head football coach. And now, just seven months after coming to Havre, Rolin is about to coach his first game as a head coach. And while football isn’t new to Rolin, no he’s coached and played in hundreds of games, and watched countless more, Saturday, when the Lights take the field at Blue Pony Stadium to square off against Mayville State, it will be a whole different ball game for Rolin. It will be his game. The headset will say head coach and Rolin will be in charge. Yes, Saturday is a day Rolin has dreamed of for a long, long time, and it’s one he’s ready for. He’s spent the last seven months working, hours upon hours, coaching, teaching, recruiting, watching film, mentoring all of the young Lights who are here to play for him, and so much more. Rolin has spent the last seven months rolling up his sleeves and doing what he loves to do, coach football. Now however, it’s almost game day. I sat down with Rolin next week to ask him a few questions about football, life, challenges, and what it means to him to be the head coach of the Lights.

HDN: What’s the best thing so far about being Northern’s head coach? Rolin: “These kids. They’re why I do what I do. To see them grow, not just as football players, but more importantly, as men, that’s when it hits you. That’s why I got into this profession. I got into coaching to change lives, more so off the field than on it. And since I’ve been here, the transformation in these players has been remarkable. This team is full of great young men and they’re why I am here. It’s not about me, it’s about these guys.” HDN: What’s been the biggest challenge so far? Rolin: “Changing the culture. I’m unwavering in my football philosophy, on and off the field, and being unwavering can be exhausting at times. It can be hard to continuously stick to what you believe you should be doing. It’s a process, and it can be an exhausting process at times. But, I believe that’s how you’re going to be successful. So we’re going to be unwavering in everything we do, everything we believe.. We have a standard and we’re always going to be accountable to that standard.”

been about not looking back, or not dwelling on what’s happened in the past? Rolin: “I think it’s just that. Control what you can control. We’re turning the page, and not looking back. We talk every single day about handling adversity. Football isn’t perfect, just like life isn’t perfect. Things are going to go wrong. But it’s how you handle those situations. We talk about continuing to fight. To get up when you get knocked down. That’s what life is all about, and it’s the same in football. It’s how you handle adversity, and that’s been a big point of emphasis for us, from the first team meeting we had in the winter, and it will continue to be.” HDN: How has life in Havre been so far, outside of football? Rolin: “Well, since camp started, there hasn’t been much life outside of football (laughing). But we love it here. I know it’s cliche’ for Havre, but it’s true, Havre is the people. This community is amazing, people have been so

hospitable to us. All the people we’ve met and gotten to know, in the community in our church, at Northern, everywhere we’ve gone, the people have just been so great and so welcoming. So we’re really grateful to be here. We love Havre and we just are so happy that this happened to us, and we’re able to be here as a family, and be a part of this great community.” HDN: On Saturday, you’re going to take the field for the first time as a head coach. How is that going to feel? Rolin: “I really can’t put it into words. It’s emotional when I think about it. I’ve always known this is what I wanted to do. I didn’t know it would come this soon, but it’s something I’ve been dreaming about. In my career, I’ve always been excited for gameday, but the anticipation for this one has been brewing in me for a while now. Like I said, it’s hard to put it into words. It’s going to be an emotional, fun time. But, at the end of the day, it’s not about me, it’s about us, the program, the kids. I’m excited to take the field with them, all of us, as Northern Lights. It’s going to be a special day.”

HDN: Speaking of changing the culture, times have been tough for the Lights in recent years. What’s the message

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin has been hard at work since he arrived on campus in January. Now, Rolin is set to coach his first game with the Lights, when they take on Mayville State Saturday at 1 p.m. at Blue Pony Stadium.

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Andrew Rolin watches film in his office while preparing for Saturday's 2018 season-opener against Mayville State. Rolin says, thinking about his first game as a head coach is emotional and exciting. Rolin came to Northern after coaching stops at San Diego, the University of Washington and San Jose State.

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2 Karion Harrell 3 Timothy Rooks 4 Daniel Simpson 5 Darrel Wilson 6 Richard Jones 7 Andrew Solis 8 Austin Urlaub 10 Kamron Engler 10 Jelon Hilton 11 Tyler Gay 11 Trent Momon 12 Tim Martin 13 Victor Nava 14 Derek Prater 15 Jacob Hanson 16 Jack Holt 17 Michael Kolness 18 Creighton Pfau 19 Geordi Mullins 20 Jason Smith 21 Dorian Duchene 22 Desmond Earles 23 Ricky Flowers Jr. 24 Cole Dukart 25 Austin DeLaroque 26 Lamont Bentley 27 Lamar Adger 28 Dominic Johnson 29 Travyen Brownlee 30 Jaylen Hunter 31 Cory Norman 32 Tanner Bickford 33 Preston Hamlette 34 Gino Musick 35 Dwand Hall 36 Brandon Thomas 37 Dylan Disroe 38 Juan Thomas 39 Jackie Veazie 40 William Wilson 41 Ben Dirks 42 Baylor Doffing 43 Manuel Najara 44 Josiah Walker 45 Nick Hagan 46 Lance Ronglin 47 Michael Brillhart 48 Trayvius Hodge 49 Marcus Francis 50 Brendon Salander 51 Matthew Fraser 52 Casey Willison 53 Austin Robb 54 Eric Begg 55 Terrence Aquino 56 Lucas Edgerly 57 Joe Rosser 58 Matthew Coates 61 Ben Johnson 62 Aaron Reistad 63 David Hanson 64 Robert Barnard 69 Jason Baldree 70 Zach Cramond 72 Jack Trowbridge 73 David Dukart 74 Cody Silva 75 Jason Baldree 77 David Hanson 80 Alex Couillard 81 Dale Green 82 Joshua Bejarano 83 Jerry Robinson

Year

FR SO SO JR FR SO FR SO SO JR SR SO FR SO FR SR SO JR FR SR FR SR JR FR SO FR JR FR SO SR JR SR SR SO SO FR FR FR JR SR FR FR JR FR FR JR JR FR FR SO FR SO JR FR FR FR FR SO FR SO SO SO JR SO FR SR FR SR SO FR FR FR FR

Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown WR DB 5-8 DL 6-0 WR 5-11 DB QB LB 5-9 DB 5-10 LB WR 6-5 QB QB DB 5-7 WR DB DB QB 6-4 DB DB DB RB 5-8 LB RB LB 5-10 RB DB RB WR DB 5-11 LB LB 5-9 LB 5-10 FB 5-9 TE DB DB DB TE RB LB TE DB LB LB LB 5-10 LB 5-11 LB DB LB 5-10 DL OL 6-0 DL 6-1 DL OL DL LB LB 5-9 OL OL 6-1 OL 6-1 DL 5-8 DL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL OL 6-0 OL OL 6-3 OL WR WR WR WR

175 230 195

Pahokee, FL Chesapeake, VA Douglasville, GA

215 155

Ellijay, GA Augusta, GA

210

Hempstead, TX

160

Miami, FL

205

Fargo, ND

220

Chicago, IL

220

Warren, MB

190

Katy, TX

180 240 170

Bottineau, ND Philadelphia, Pa Firestone, CO

190 210

Fargo, ND Chino Valley, AZ

205

Argusville, ND

235 218

Halstad, MN Ada, MN

182

Melba, ID

290 300 265 290 250

Larimore, ND Buffalo, MN Middleburg, FL Land O`Lakes, FL Elk River, MN

235

Killdeer, ND

285

Land O' Lakes, FL

No. Name

84 Spencer Ewen 85 Hunter McCall 86 Adrian Carillo 87 Jeffrey Donegan 88 Jacori Murphy 89 Hayden Martineau 90 Brent Caviness 91 Arlen Grace 92 Stanley Lindsey 93 Trent Carlson 94 Andre Jean-Pierre 95 Quinton Felix 97 Colton Stricker 98 Maxwell Scott 99 Matt Edwards 99 Matthew Edwards

Year

FR SR SR SO FR SR SO SR FR SO FR FR FR SO SO JR

Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown WR TE 6-1 WR 5-10 K/P 6-0 WR WR 6-0 DL 6-0 DL DL DL 5-11 DL DL DL K/P DL DL 6-2

215 196 165

Wahpeton, ND Hatton, ND Harwood, ND

180 260

Fargo, ND Middleburg, FL

225

Park River, ND

285

Gilbert, AZ

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2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 64 65 66 67 71 72 73 74 75 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 86 87

Pos. Ht. Wt. Year

Jett Robertson RB Gary Carter DB Fotios Jordanoglou WR Jeff Tinae DB Wylie Novak DB Morgan McCrary DB Sam Mix WR Jay Vance DB Brenden Medina QB Caymus Thomas DB Bryce Bumgardner WR Bryce Missey QB Jake Horner WR Andrew Morgan LB Bennett Feinstein-Smith TE Marvin Williams WR Da’Jon Thomas WR Damien Nelson DB Tommy Wilson QB Samuel Brayboy RB Basie Desterfanis DB Ostin Welch DB Codi Small RB Connor Crawford RB Sam Tapia P Caleb Knoche DB James Beckett DB Andrew Trahan-ProctorRB Devariej Criss DB Derante Lamelle DL Cody Lucke FB Landon Taylor DB Kolby Steen LB Jared Craig DB Koby McCallum DB Peter Hamilton LB Diego Morales K Wyatt McKinlay FB Brandon Powell FB Eric Reyna DB Jaren Maki LB Chase Story LB Chase Gilbert LB Ian Sparrow DL Alec Wagner LB Darius Alexander-JonesOL Aaron Dolfay DL Justin Pfeifer DL Trenton Woodward OL Dax Miller LB Joe Fehr DL Joshua Hutchins OL Dale Cummings OL Colter Cyzmoniak DL Trevor Yuhas OL Spencer Colony OL Cisco Herrera OL Ryan Handley OL Dylan Schmidt OL Clint Willis OL Tevita Leetham OL Tenny Mauigon OL Jared Eisenbarth TE Keagan Stroop WR Charles Storey TE James Gilham WR Malick Touare WR Joe Mikkelsen TE David Evans TE

5-11 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-5 5-8 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-6 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-8 6-0 5-10 5-8 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-9 6-4 6-4 6-2

195 160 180 160 182 190 190 225 208 165 185 205 170 238 236 155 175 155 205 208 190 165 185 205 185 195 187 198 160 255 215 165 180 152 190 220 175 210 250 160 215 195 210 230 215 280 225 285 265 190 220 285 318 260 275 265 320 275 270 300 250 353 205 150 210 170 205 190 210

JR FR SR FR FR JR SR FR FR SO JR SO SO SR JR SO FR FR SR FR JR FR FR SO SR FR JR FR SO JR SO FR FR FR FR SO JR JR JR FR SO FR FR SO SR JR SO FR JR FR SO FR JR FR FR FR JR JR JR SR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR

Hometown Glendale, AZ Menlo Park, CA Ripon, CA Seattle, WA Cut Bank, MT Las Vegas, NV Sammamish, WA Fresno, CA Sebastopol, CA Spokane, WA Saint Helens, OR Spanaway, WA Great Falls, MT Waianae, HI Portland, OR Puyallup, WA San Diego, CA Great Falls, MT Fresno, CA Auburn, WA Fresno, CA Malta, MT Hardin, MT Missoula, MT Carlsbad, CA Forsyth, MT

Kirkland, WA Tacoma, WA San Francisco, CA Browning, MT Fort Benton, MT Chehalis, WA Laurel, MT Salem, OR Cut Bank, MT Pasadena, CA Geraldine, MT Sacramento, CA Kalispell, MT Belt, MT Roy, Utah Green Acres, WA Mesa, AZ Laurel, MT Gilroy, CA Portland, OR Cut Bank, MT Three Forks, MT Florence, MT Eureka, MT Puyallup, WA Cremona, AB Eureka, MT Great Falls, MT Fort Qu’Appellle, SK Madera, CA Missoula, MT Nine Mile Falls, WA Gardiner, MT West Jordan, UT Seattle, WA Woodinville, WA Belt, MT Hardin, MT Browning, MT Hardin, MT Brockton, MT Hardin, MT

No. Name 88 89 91 92 94 96 98 99

Seth Roemmele Jordan Pugh Connor Koker Tyler Pallas B.J. Hatcher Trendae Umi-Tuato’o Ronnie Chavez Jonathyn Jordan

Pos. Ht. Wt. Year

WR TE DL DL DL DL DL DL

6-1 6-5 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-3

185 225 230 245 205 290 245 205

SR JR SO SO FR FR SO FR

Hometown Claresholm, AB Tacoma, WA Spokane, WA Chehalis, WA Laurel, MT Auburn, WA Missoula, MT Snellville, GA

2018 Montana State University-Northern Football Staff Andrew Rolin, Head Coach Jake Chestnut, Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Amosa, Running Backs/Tight Ends/Strength and Conditioning CJ Robertson, Offensive Line/Run Game Ray Clark, Defensive Backs John Kocurek, Wide Receivers/Recruiting James Amos, Tight Ends Ollie Ogbu, Defensive Line

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MSU-Northern Offensive Starters

Mayville State Defensive Starters

MSU-N 2017 Offensive Numbers

MSU 2017 Defensive Numbers

Scoring: 16 ppg, last in Frontier Total offense: 340 ypg, last in Frontier

Seth Roemelle #88, 6-0, 190 Receiver

Derrick Prater #8, 5-8, 180 Cornerback

Passing: 215 ypg, 6th in Frontier

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MSU-Northern Defensive Starters

MSU 2017 Offensive Numbers

MSU-N 2017 Defensive Numbers

Scoring: 45 ppg, last in NSAA

Scoring: 50 ppg, last in Frontier

Total defense: 471 ypg, last in NSAA

Total defense: 553 ypg, last in Frontier

Pass defense: 225 ypg, 5th in NSAA

Pass defense: 265 ypg, 5th in Frontier

Scoring: 15 ppg, last in NSAA

Rolin was hired in December of 2017. He is the fourth fulltime head coach of the Lights since the school reintroduced football. Before coming to Northern he had coaching stops at San Diego, Washington, San Jose State and Libby. Rolin played QB at San Diego. He is a native of Rancho Cordova, California.

Dylan Schmidt #74, 6-3, 270 Offensive line

Wyatt McKinlay #44, 6-0, 210 Fullback

Tommy Wilson #22, 6-1, 205 Quarterback

Ryan Handley #73, 6-4, 275 Offensive line

Darius Alexander-Jones #53, 6-3, 280 Offensive line

Trenton Woodward #56, 6-4, 265 Offensive line

Tyler Gay #9, 5-10, 225

Defensive line

Daniel Simpson #4, 6-0, 240 Defensive line

Connor Koker #91, 5-11, 230 Defensive end Manuel Najera #43,5-11, 195 Linebacker

Diego Morales #43, 5-8, 175 Kicker

Marvin Williams #19, 5-10, 155 Receiver

Passing: 241 ypg, 4th in NSAA

David Lemeto #59, 6-3, 330 Defensive line

Austin Robb #53, 6-1, 245 Defensive line

Ostin Welch #26, 6-2, 170 Safety

Morgan McCrary #8, 5-10, 190 Safety

Sean Thom Mayville Head Coach

David Dukart #73, 5-11, 270 Offensive line

AceMorgan #17, 6-0, 235 Linebacker Tyler Pallas #92, 6-0, 245 Defensive tackle

Josiah Walker #44, 5-11, 215 Linebacker

Jason Smith #20, 5-9, 215 Safety

Jaren Maki

#47, 6-2, 215 Linebacker

Justin Pfeifer #55, 6-0, 285 Defensive line

Ben Johnson #61, 6-0, 275 Center

Creighton Pfau #18, 6-4, 210 Quarterback

Preston Hamlette #33, 5-10, 240 Running back

Robert Barnard #64, 5-8, 270 Offensive line

Ricky Flowers Jr. #23, 5-11, 230 Linebacker

Jake Norby #31, 6-2, 200 Linebacker

Joe Fehr #58, 6-3, 220 Linebacker

Terrance Aquino #55, 6-1, 310 Offensive line

Darrel Wilson

#5, 5-9, 185 Receiver

Hunter McCall #85, 6-2, 215 Tight end

Jared Eisenbarth #80, 6-1, 205 Tight end Sam Tapia #89, 6-0, 180 Punter

Total offense: 322 ypg, last in NSAA

David Hanson #77, 6-1, 300 Offensive line

Timothy Rooks #3, 5-10, 190 Safety

Jett Robertson #2, 5-11, 195 Running Back

Trent Momon #11, 6-5, 205 Receiver

Caymus Thomas #13, 5-11, 165 Cornerback

Clint Willis #75, 6-7, 300 Offensive line

Andrew Rolin MSU-N Head Coach

Mayville State Offensive Starters

Devariej Criss #34, 5-9, 175 Corner Dorian Duchene #21, 5-11, 175 Cornerback

Adrien Carrillo #86, 5-11, 190 Receiver

Maxwell Scott

#98, 6-3, 240 Kicker

Thom is entering his second season leading the Comets football program. Before coming to Mayville, Thom served as Defensive Coordinator at numerous AAAAAA high schools in Georgia. Prior to his coaching career, Thom was blessed to have served as a member of the Faulkner University football team from 2007-2009. During this time, Thom was named a 3-time All-American over the course of his career. He is a native of Walton Beach, Florida.

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2018 Frontier Conference Football Preview George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor gferguson@havredailynews.com If there was one word that could sum up the 2017 Frontier Conference football season, bloodbath would certainly be appropriate. There were so many good teams in the Frontier that it actually turned out to be a detriment to the league come playoff time. With everybody beating up on each other for three months, by the time November rolled around, only stalwart Southern Oregon was left standing. Now, it’s about time to start new, though, but the same question remains. Is the Frontier too good for it’s own good? In other words, is it so deep, and so talented that on a national level the Frontier can’t get the kind of respect it rightly deserves? That question will be answered in the coming months, but things might be different as teams across the league must replace key talent and top players. SOU, which was picked to win the league again this season, is breaking in a new quarterback, while Montana Tech has a slew of positions with new faces this year. UM-Western, Eastern Oregon and MSU-Northern are also teams that will be considered young, and building this fall. So, with that in mind, does the balance of power shift this season? Could it finally be Rocky Mountain College's turn to take the Frontier thrown? Or will Carroll College finally return to the top after three straight losing seasons? Or, will College of Idaho make the final jump, from a new program, all the way to a Frontier championship? Those are all valid questions as the new Frontier season begins this weekend. But one thing’s for sure, there’s already no denying the Frontier will be really, really good again. It will be loaded with explosive offenses and talented playmakers. It will be loaded with stingy, blue-collar defenses. In other words, will anything about the league really change? “I think the Frontier is the SEC of the NAIA,” new Northern head coach Andrew Rolin said. “It’s a league with so many great coaches and great programs, and it’s extremely tough to win in this league. I’m excited to be a part of it because, at this level, this league is as good as it gets.” That statement is dead on, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to see who’s left standing when it’s all said and done. Here’s a team-by-team glance at the upcoming 2018 Frontier football season, in league’s predicted order of finish according to the 2018 Frontier Preseason Coaches Poll.

Southern Oregon 2017: 10-0, 12-1, Frontier Champions, lost in NAIA semifinals Head Coach: Charlie Hall (2nd Season) Nickname: Raiders Location: Ashland, Oregon Stadium: Raider Stadium

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Frontier Conference 2017 Final Standings

Southern Oregon Montana Tech College of Idaho Rocky Mountain Carroll College UM-Western Eastern Oregon MSU-Northern

Conf. WL

Overall WL

10-0 6-4 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6 4-6 0-10

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Thursday Carroll College at Rocky Mountain Saturday MSU-Northern vs Mayville State College of Idaho at Eastern Oregon Saturday, Sept. 1 MSU-Northern vs Rocky Mountain Montana Tech at College of Idaho Southern Oregon at Eastern Oregon UM-Western at Carroll College

NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll 2017 Rec. Pts. Prv. 13. Dickinson St. (ND) 9-2 178 14 1. Saint Francis (Ind.) 14-0 340 1 14. Langston (OK) 10-1 177 13 2. Reinhardt (GA.) 12-1 349 2 15. Marian (Ind.) 7-3 167 18 3. Morningside (Iowa.) 13-1 340 3 16. Concordia (Mich.) 9-2 163 15 4. Southern Oregon 12-1 324 4 17. Sterling (Kan.) 9-3 159 16 5. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)11-1 310 5 18. Tabor (Kan.) 8-2 95 17 6. St. Xavier 10-2 296 6 19. Campbellsville 8-2 86 20 7. Georgetown (KY) 9-2 268 7 20. Rocky Mountain 6-5 75 NR 7. Northwestern (IA) 10-3 2368 8 21. Kansas Wesleyn 8-3 67 21 9. Baker (Kan) 10-2 259 9 22. SAGU (Texas) 8-3 51 19 10. Grand View 9-3 231 11 22. Arizona Christian 7-3 51 NR 11. Southeastern (Fla) 8-2 227 10 24. Faulkner (Ala) 7-3 46 22 12. Benedictine (Kan.) 9-3 197 12 25. Dakota State (S.D.) 8-2 44 23 Others receiving votes: : Montana Tech (44), Evangel (Mo.) (17), Oklahoma Panhandle State (15), St. Francis (Ill.) (12), College of Idaho (10), William Penn (Iowa) (10), Missouri Valley (9), Midland (Neb.) (8), Bluefield (Va.) 3

Frontier Conference Individual Leaders 2017

Passing: Tanner Trosin, SOU, 374 ypg Receiving: Dion Williams, MT, 110 ypg Receptions: Dion Williams, MT, 8 cpg Rushing: Jed Fike, MT, 139 ypg Tackles: Garet Fowler, MSU-N, 115 Sacks: Connor Wines, MT, 10 sacks INT's: Keenan Fagan, RMC, 7 ints

2018 Lights Coaching Staff

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Montana State University-Northern's Fotios Jordangolou catches a pass during a 2017 Frontier Conference game against Southern Oregon last fall in Havre. The Raiders went undefeated in Frontier play, and were picked to win the Frontier title again. OUTLOOK: The Raiders have been the most prolific team in the Frontier over the last five seasons, both in terms of wins and in offensive production. And they’re coming off a year when they didn’t lose a single conference game. They also return star players like running back Rey Vega and All-American WR Bronson Ader, two pieces of an offense that averaged over 500 yards and 48 ppg last season. And SOU’s defense might be even better with the return of standouts like DE Sean Rogers and LBs Tyson Cooper and Devon Gage. However, for the first time in a long time, the Raiders don’t

have an established quarterback, so while they still got the nod to win the Frontier this season, QB play will make all the difference. Still, if head coach Charlie Hall finds his guy to run his high-octane offense, then the fourth-ranked Raiders will not only most likely be standing atop the league yet again, but another deep run in the NAIA playoffs will be in order. Opener: Sept. 1 at Eastern Oregon; Key Game: Oct. 6 at Rocky Mountain.

Rocky Mountain College

2017: 6-4, 6-5, T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Jason Petrino (3rd Season) Nickname: Battlin’ Bears Location: Billings Stadium: Herb Klindt Field OUTLOOK: The Battlin’ Bears have been a good football program for a while now. But in Jason Petrino’s third season, they have all the pieces to go from

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson The 2018 Montana State University-Northern coaching staff includes, Andrew Rolin, Head Coach; Jake Chestnut, Defensive Coordinator; Jonathan Amosa, Running Backs/Tight Ends/Strength and Conditioning; CJ Robertson, Offensive Line/Run Game; Ray Clark, Defensive Backs; John Kocurek, Wide Receivers/ Recruiting; James Amos, Tight Ends; Ollie Ogbu, Defensive Line.

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The Lights they are a changing The Frontier is the SEC of the NAIA From the moment he arrived in Havre, Andrew Rolin started doing exactly what he knew he was meant to do George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor gferguson@havredailynews.com It’s all been a whirlwind for new Montana State University-Northern head football coach Andrew Rolin. In December, he was in Havre to interview for the Lights’ opening vacated by Aaron Christenson. And by Christmas time, Rolin was now the youngest head coach, not only in Northern history, but currently in the Frontier Conference. From there, Rolin did the thing he loves

to do the most, outside of his family, and that’s roll up his sleeves and go to work. He learned that work ethic as a young football player, and certainly by playing for the great Jim Harbaugh as a quarterback at the University of San Diego, as well as coaching stops at USD, the University of Washington and San Jose State. Yes, even at a young age, Rolin is an admitted football junkie. He loves to watch it, study it, learn it and talk about it. All day, every day. But most of all, the Lights’ new head man loves to coach it. “I knew this is what I was meant to do pretty early on,” Rolin said. “I knew this is what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to be a football coach.” Coaching football is one thing though. Running your own program is something entirely different. It’s unique, and it’s special. It’s stressful and hard, challenging, but

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good to great. Rocky is loaded with offensive talent, including two returning starters at QB, and Montana transfer Nate Dick. Add in a stable of running backs, a huge offensive line and not one, but two, star tight ends, and Rocky’s offense will be lethal this fall. But in recent years, the Bears have hung their hat on defense, and with the return of all four starting linebackers, star DE Ryder Rice and a secondary anchored by Keenan Fagan, Rocky has all the makings of being a complete team. And when you’re complete and balanced, like the Bears look to be, that’s a recipe for a Frontier championship, something the Bears haven’t done in a long, long time. The key will be for Rocky to stay healthy, but to also avoid a mid-season, or late-season slump, something that’s derailed Rocky in each of the last three seasons. If the Bears can avoid that, they’ll no doubt be knocking on the door of a Frontier title, and the NAIA playoffs. Opener: vs Carroll Aug. 23; Key Game: vs SOU Oct. 6.

Montana Tech 2017: 6-4, 6-4 T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Chuck Morrell (9th Season) Nickname: Orediggers Location: Butte

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson Montana State University-Northern head coach Andrew Rolin has been at the helm since January. And, in his time with the Lights, he's hired a staff, been through a recruiting season, conducted winter conditioning and spring ball. But, most importantly, he's worked on developing a new culture for Northern football, one that fits his vision of what a college football program should be. Now, he and the Lights will put it all to the test when he coaches his first game as head coach of the Lights Saturday against Mayville State at Blue Pony Stadium.

MSU-Northern Lights vs Mayville State Comets Montana State University-Northern

2017 record: 0-10, 1-10 Head coach: Andrew Rolin

Location: Havre, Mont.

Stadium: Blue Pony Stadium

Nickname: Lights

Streak: The Lights are 1-0 lifetime against Mayville after beating the Comets 43-29 last September in Mayville, North Dakota

Colors: Maroon and Yellow 2018 record: 0-0, 0-0

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Blue Pony Stadium ~ 1 p.m. Mayville State

2017 record: 0-6, 0-11 Head coach: Sean Thom

Location: Mayville, N.D.

Stadium: Jerome Berg Field

Nickname: Comets

Streak: The Comets have lost 13 straight dating back to 2016. Their last win was Oct. 29, 2016 against Dakota State.

Colors: Blue and White 2018 record: 0-0, 0-0

College of Idaho

Stadium: Alumni Coliseum OUTLOOK: The Orediggers went into 2017 thinking national championship. But injuries and four straight losses to end the season left them not only out of the Frontier title chase, but also on the outside looking in at the NAIA playoff picture. Now, Tech will try and rebound from that ending, but it won’t be easy, as stars like QB Quinn McQueary among others have graduated. Still, head coach Chuck Morrell’s cupboard is far from bare. The Diggers return Jed Fike at RB, the Frontier’s leading in rusher in 2017, as well as AllAmerican WR Dion Williams. On defense, the likes of Connor Wines, who led the Frontier in sacks, Chance Hansen and safety Justin May are also back, so, expect Tech to still be explosive on offense and physical on defense. Still, the Orediggers must overcome being young at the QB position, and they need to replace standouts on both the offensive and defensive lines. So there’s no doubt, there’s work to be done in Butte. However, Morrell has been the top recruiter in the Frontier for some time now, so don’t be surprised if new stars emerge for Tech, and the Diggers are right back in the Frontier title hunt. Opener: at College of Idaho, Sept. 1; Key Game: vs Carroll Nov. 3.

2017: 6-4, 6-5, T2nd in Frontier Head Coach: Mike Moroski (5th Season) Nickname: Yotes Location: Caldwell, Idaho Stadium: Simplot Stadium OUTLOOK: While it seemed as though the 2017 Frontier season wore down some teams, C of I got stronger, winning five of their last six games to finish the year with their first-ever winning season in the Frontier Conference. And while graduation may have hit the Yotes hard, optimism is high that they’ll build on the momentum they ended last fall with. Of course, the Yotes have the advantage of being extremely hard to plan for as they are the only team in the Frontier that runs the triple-option, and with Darius James-Peterson, who was second in the league in rushing, back at QB this season, the Yotes will again be extremely dangerous on the ground. C of I also has an excellent offensive line, and if a young defense, led by linebacker Forrest Rivers, among others, comes of age this fall, the step the Yotes took in 2017 will look small compared to the one they can take this season. Opener: at Eastern Oregon, Aug. 25; Key Game: vs SOU Oct. 20.

Today in the Frontier Conference

2017: 4-6, 4-6, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Mike Van Diest (18th season) Nickname: Fighting Saints Location: Helena Stadium: Nelson Stadium OUTLOOK: It’s been a frustrating three years at Carroll, as the Saints have suffered three consecutive losing seasons and have been sub-500 in four of their last five. That’s simply not at all what Carroll fans are used to. But, the Saints, under legendary head coach Mike Van Diest, have high hopes this fall. Carroll was one of the top defensive units in the league last year, and the Saints return the likes of Beaugh Meyer (DE), Reese Quade (LB) and McBride Galt (DE) to lead what should be a very good defense again this season. But then again, defense has never been Carroll’s issue. Instead, the last three seasons, the Saints have finished in the bottom half of the league in scoring, total offense and passing. Carroll hopes to have the passing issue solved

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2018 Frontier Conference Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Southern Oregon; 2. Rocky Mountain; T3. Montana Tech; T3. College of Idaho; 5. Carroll College; 6. Eastern Oregon; 7. UM-Western; 8. MSU-Northern Havre Daily News Frontier Conference Power Rankings

Mayville State Comets (0-0, 0-0)

1. Rocky Mountain College 2. Southern Oregon 3. Carroll College 4. College of Idaho 5. Montana Tech 6. Eastern Oregon 7. UM-Western 8. MSU-Northern

At Montana State University-Northern Lights (0-0, 0-0) Carroll College (0-0, 0-0) at #20 Rocky Mountain College (0-0, 0-0) Thursday in Billings, MT RV College of Idaho (0-0, 0-0) at Eastern Oregon (0-0, 0-0) in LaGrande, Ore

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Preview: Frontier will be as tough as it's ever been ■ From Page 11 with a transfer QB from Idaho State, and the return of the speedy Shane Sipes at WR. The Arntson brothers are also playmakers in the open, so if Carroll can move the ball down field, that will open things up for junior running back Major Ali, who is considered one of the best returning rushers in not just the Frontier, but all of the NAIA. So if Carroll starts to get its offense moving in the right direction, there’s no reason to think the Saints won’t return to the top of the Frontier, and quickly for that matter. Opener: at Rocky Mountain Aug. 23; Key Game: vs SOU Sept. 22.

Eastern Oregon 2017: 4-6, 4-6, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Tim Camp (10th Season) Nickname: Mountaineers Location: LaGrande, Oregon Stadium: Community Stadium OUTLOOK: The Mounties have also been tough to figure out. Just when you think they’ll have a down year, they explode like they did when they went all the way to the 2016 NAIA semifinals. Then, when you pick them to finish high, they stumble. EOU did just that last fall, but head coach Tim Camp noted at Frontier Media Day that he wanted EOU to return to a fast-paced, wide-open offensive team, and an up-tempo, physical defense. In order for the Mounties to do that, they’ll rely on the likes of athletic QB Kai Quinn and a bevy of talented WR’s. Defensively, EOU has to replace star linebacker Michael Arenas, but several key tacklers and playmakers do return. EOU also has one of the best home field advantages in the Frontier, so, if the Mounties can pile up the wins in LaGrande and steal a couple of big games

on the road, they should return to the form they had in that memorable fall of 2016. Opener: vs C of I Aug. 25; Key Game: at SOU Oct. 13.

UM-Western 2017: 4-7, 4-7, T5th in Frontier Head Coach: Ryan Nourse (5th Season) Nickname: Bulldogs Location: Dillon Stadium: Vigilante Field OUTLOOK: Much like what has happened to Rocky in recent years, the Bulldogs have gotten off to fast starts only to falter late in Frontier play. Last year, a Dawg’s squad that was one of the top offensive teams in the league lost four of their last five games and three straight to end the season. Now, head coach Ryan Nourse must try and rebuild an offense that graduated its starting QB and RB, and against so many good Frontier defenses, that won’t be easy. Western does have playmakers in WRs Melvin Walser and Nate Simkins, but the Dawgs will be young at QB and RB. On defense, linebacker Jason Ferris is a beast, but again, Western needs new faces to step up there, too, so with so many experienced teams in the Frontier already, it’s going to be tough this season for a young Western club to keep pace. Opener: at Carroll Sept. 1; Key Game: vs Montana Tech Oct. 6.

MSU-Northern 2017: 0-10, 1-10, 8th in Frontier Head Coach: Andrew Rolin (1st Season) Nickname: Lights Location: Havre Stadium: Blue Pony Stadium

OUTLOOK: Everything is anew at Northern, and excitement is high as the Andrew Rolin era begins. Rolin’s debut has been highly-anticipated after the Lights have managed to win just two games in the last three seasons. And while Rolin no doubt inherited a big rebuilding job in Havre, he’s met that challenge head on, and his players have responded with a great fall camp. Offensively, Northern was turbulent last season, and explosive at times, and the Lights do return starting QB Tommy Wilson, a stable of WRs, a healthy Jett Robertson at RB and one of the best offensive lines in the league. So there’s no doubt the Lights can go on offense, but turnovers will be the key as the Lights have finished last in turnover margin in each of the last five seasons. Defensively, Northern had big struggles a year ago, and coordinator Jake Chestnut is hoping to turn that around, though he’ll have to do it with a young group, led by veteran linebacker Alec Wagner. Wagner is surrounded by a lot of young talent, including Justin

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson The College of Idaho Yotes are considered one of the up-and-coming teams in the Frontier Conference this season after finishing 2017 with their first winning record since joining the Frontier. The Yotes come to Havre to play the MSU-Northern Lights on Nov. 10, which will be the final game of the regular season. Pfeifer at DT, but that young talent will have to grow up in a hurry for Northern to hang tough in what Rolin calls, “The SEC of the NAIA.” And while 2018 might be a rebuilding year for the Lights, Rolin’s foundation for the program is already being laid, and MSU-N fans are going to see a much different Northern squad on the field this season, one that is certainly headed in the right direction. Opener: vs Mayville State Aug. 25; Key Game: vs Eastern Oregon Oct. 6.

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