Bobcats gear up for final spring scrimmage

2014-04-18T21:29:00Z 2014-04-19T00:11:06Z Bobcats gear up for final spring scrimmageGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 18, 2014 9:29 pm  • 

BOZEMAN -- The Montana State football team will suit up for its final spring scrimmage Saturday with the Sonny Holland Classic at Bobcat Stadium.

The scrimmage begins at 10:30 a.m. Last week's scheduled scrimmage in Great Falls was canceled due to inclement weather, and coach Rob Ash said he is most interested in evaluating his team in full-contact situations.

"We haven’t had a chance to tackle very much this spring and we won’t tackle very much on Saturday,” Ash said. “But those 40 or 50 plays we run are going to be really important to see how we finish plays. That’s always important, to get a few live reps to on film for the offseason.”

Ash said the quarterback competition between Jake Bleskin, Tanner Roderick, Dakota Prukop and Quinn McQueary (who is injured) will spill into fall camp no matter how they play in the scrimmage.

“It probably won’t mean a lot for the quarterbacks one way or the other. Whatever happens I think it will be a three-way or four-way battle going into August. Somebody could hurt their chances, I don’t think anybody will win the job.”

Ash also expects to get one last spring evaluation in the offensive line position battles, as well as the fight for the placekicking job between Trevor Bolton and Billings Central product Luke Daly.

The scrimmage will also feature the announcement of the program’s winter and spring award winners, as well as the introduction of the 2014 team captains.

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