Energy, Intensity on display at SD Mines spring football practice

RAPID CITY, S.D. – South Dakota Mines didn’t hold spring football practice last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut everything down.                

But this year, spring football is in full swing for the Hardrockers.

South Dakota Mines conducted its 13th practice on Tuesday afternoon at O‘Harra Stadium under head coach Charlie Flohr.

Coach Flohr was hired in December of 2019, but this his is first spring camp.

The Hardrockers only had the chance to play four games last fall.

South Dakota Mines defeated Black Hills State and Colorado Mesa and lost twice to Chadron State.

So coach Flohr is still evaluating his team.

But he did notice a few areas that the Hardrockers need to improve on for next season.

“We had a lot of opportunities in the four games we played last year to score points and we didn’t come away with any,” SD Mines football coach Charlie Flohr said. “The other thing was some third and short situations. We weren’t as good as we needed to be. Then just overall, just taking care of the football. In four games, we turned the ball over eight times. In the RMAC and college football in general, you have to be able to take care of the football. Defensively, getting ourselves off the field on third downs. So we really put a big emphasis on that. Then stopping the run.”

The Hardrockers are scheduled to hold their spring game on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m at O‘Harra Stadium.

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