ADAMS State looks to send their seniors off on the right note Saturday. The Grizzlies will host Black Hills State in the final home game of the 2022 season. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Rex Stadium.

“I’m looking for us to do what we’ve been doing this whole last month, play hard and send the seniors out right,” said Adams State Head Coach Jarrell Harrison. 

The Grizzlies went 1-4 in October with three of those losses decided by one possession. Adams State lost its last game 23-20 against South Dakota Mines when Hardrocker kicker Connor Taylor hit a 22-yard field goal.

“Sometimes it’s just experience in those types of games,” said Harrison.

Adams State wraps up its 2022 season on the road. The Grizzlies will travel to Gunnison to play Western Colorado on Nov. 12. 

Scouting the Yellow Jackets

Black Hills State is buoyed offensively by a strong running game that averages 163 yards per game. Graduate student Nolan Susel leads the Yellow Jackets rushing this season, with 653 yards and 11 touchdowns. “We gotta be physical at the point of attack,” said Adams State Defensive Coordinator Kai Ellis. Another catalyst on offense is dual-threat quarterback Chance Eben, who has 194 yards rushing to go with 918 passing yards. Ellis is emphasizing pressure after his defense had two sacks in the last game

Donovan Ramirez wins Brody Geiser Award

Freshman linebacker and Alamosa local Donovan Ramirez won the annual Brody Geiser Award. The award is given to a player who represents teamwork and dedication. “It means a lot to me. My brother (Angelo) won it last year,” said Ramirez.