The MSU football team took the field on Saturday to showcase how the 2013 team is shaping up. The Sonny Holland Scrimmage pitted Bobcat players against each other in the form of Blue team vs. White team.
Redshirt freshman running back Chad Newell started the scoring for the White team, going for a touchdown to make the score 7-0. Soon afterward, sophomore quarterback Mitch Griebel ran 10 yards, putting the White team up 14-0 after kicker Trevor Bolton made the extra point.
After that, it was all Blue team. Junior running back Cody Kirk rushed for eight yards to give Blue their first points of the day. After junior kicker Rory Perez nailed the extra point, the score was 14-7, White with the advantage.
The 128-play scrimmage was made of four 12-minute quarters, and live play was a major aspect. Backup quarterbacks Dakota Prukop, a redshirt freshman, and Griebel were not in red jerseys, so they could be hit by the defense. Griebel led the way in rushing yards, going for 99 on 12 carries. Prukop ran for a 60-yard touchdown for the Blue team, which tied the game at 14.
Perez won the scrimmage for the Blue team with a 39-yard field goal as time expired, making the final score 17-14.
After the scrimmage, the team received their championship rings after their third straight Big Sky Conference championship for the 2012 season.
The football team finishes up their spring season this weekend in Great Falls at the Triangle Classic.