The Chadron State football team will resume practice on Saturday with more than 90 players preparing for the 2014 season. The Eagles will have 14 additional practices leading up to the annual spring game at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. All practices are open to the public.
Former Chadron State football player, Garrett Gilkey, will be returning to Chadron on Jan. 19. Gilkey plays for the Cleveland Browns as an offensive lineman.
Twelve players from Chadron State’s football team were named for the 2013 RMAC All-Conference football teams.
The Eagles lost to Colorado School of Mines, Golden, 23-0. This is the first time the Eagles have been shut out since 2002.
The Eagle’s football team will finish its regular season game this Saturday at noon in Golden, Colo., against Colorado School of Mines.
Saturday, the Eagles’ football team improved their record to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the RMAC with a 59-17 win over Western New Mexico University, Silver City. CSC’s quarterback, Jonn McLain, junior of Chadron, completed 21 of 29 passes for 135 yards and three TD’s, bringing his career touchdown total to 70.
The Eagles improve their record to 6-2 after a 31-24 win against New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, Saturday.
For his performance in the victory, Bryant Miller, senior of Bayard, was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Chadron State remains second in the RMAC football rankings following a loss to Colorado State University-Pueblo, 51-42, and a win against Black Hills State University, Spearfish, S.D., 43-13.
After Saturday’s snow delay, the Eagles beat RMAC rival Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., 31-0, Sunday at Elliott Field, notching their first shutout since 2008.
Despite a 35-13 win over Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, the Eagles players said they still aren’t satisfied about their performance.