Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:59 PM by Scott Breen - MTN Sports
Updated: Nov 9, 2012 3:00 PM
BILLINGS - Rocky Mountain College football fans will get to see a rarity Saturday - their Battlin' Bears playing under lights.
Thank, or blame, the weather. The storm moving across Montana delayed the MSU Northern Lights from departing Havre in time to arrive for the game scheduled Saturday at noon, at Herb Klindt Field.
Instead, the game will be played at Daylis Stadium, beginning at 6:00 p.m., said RMC Athletic Director Robert Beers.
"It didn't make any sense to put anyone at risk with this weather, so we'd rather MSU Northern arrived safely to play," Beers said.
RMC seldom plays home games under lights since Herb Klindt Field is without them.
"It will be a unique experience for our fans. Of course, it's supposed to be freezing cold, so bundle up," Beers added.
Saturday's game is still focused on raising funds for Koni Dole, a Huntley Project football player befriended by the Battlin' Bears. Dole had his leg amputated after it was broken in Huntley Project's last game of the season. Proceeds from the 50-50 ticket promotion are designated for Dole's medical expenses.
Rocky (5-5) has a chance finish with a winning season. MSU Northern (3-6) won the season's first meeting in Havre, 42-19.