Quarterback battle in spotlight at Yellow Jackets’ spring game

SPEARFISH, S.D. — College football is back. Well, sort of.

Black Hills State University wrapped up its spring football practices on Saturday with its annual spring game at Lyle Hare Stadium.

Fans had a chance to watch as the Green team claimed a 12-10 victory over the White team.

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BHSU football players gear up to compete in the annual spring game.

The Yellow Jackets are looking to fill several holes this fall and improve on their 3-8 record from last season.

Offensively, the spring practices were an open competition as to who will take over the reins at quarterback in an attempt to replace Ryan Hommel.

Right now, three players are vying for the position including Tyler Hammons, Riley Glynn and Chance Eben.

“They’re going to compete and they’re going to have to continue to step up their game throughout the summer and throughout this off-season going into the fall,” BHSU head football coach John Reiners said. “It really comes down to decision making. All three of them made some very good decisions today. Made some good throws. But then there were some opportunities they had to make plays that they kind of just let slip away. That’s a position that we do need to continue to get better from now until the fall. Because it’s so vital to the success of any team but especially us.” 

The Yellow Jackets open the football season on Saturday, September 7 at home against Chadron State College.

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