Loper football opens up “fall camp”

Nebraska-Kearney football begins fall practice ahead of “Blue-Gold” game on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 10:40 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Nebraska-Kearney football team held the first of 15 practices this evening. The MIAA is allowing football teams to hold a set amount of practices this fall as the conference still decides on its decision for fall sports in 2021.

Loper head coach Josh Lynn, now entering his fourth season in Kearney, said given all the uncertainty he is happy to be out practicing with his team for the first time in six months.

“Just to get out here and move around and not only myself but my whole team if you’re a football player in general, a college football player in general," Lynn said. "It’s just good to get out here and move around and do football stuff which we hadn’t been able to do here over the last six, seven months.”

The NCAA Division II Presidents Council canceled all fall championships back in August, with the MIAA following a week later postponing the fall season.

UNK quarterback T.J. Davis said it meant a lot to take the field with his teammates once again.

“Man, it means everything. Everything we put over the summer, over the spring, even spring break," Davis said. "I mean the best thing for us is to just keep executing. We had a lot of down time. A lot of off time. We were able to work together a lot and then just I think it’s paying off for us.”

The Lopers have two scrimmages scheduled on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, which are open to the public. The 30-day “fall season” culminates on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the Lopers' “Blue-Gold” game at Ron & Carol Cope Stadium.

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