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By JJ Gerlach | jjgerlach@alamosacitizen.com

ADAMS State will look for its first win of the season on Saturday as the team travels to Durango to take on the Fort Lewis Skyhawks. The Skyhawks lost to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent New Mexico Highlands last Saturday to drop their record to 0-2. 

“I just want to go in there and be confident. I know my teammates have my back and I have their back and if they’re rocking, I’m rolling,” said quarterback Marckell Grayson (above), graduate transfer from UNLV who will take the snaps following last week’s injury to Mark Salazar. Adams State will need more from Grayson Saturday. In his relief appearance last Saturday, the transfer went 7-15 with 58 yards and an interception. 

Improvement on defense

After allowing 84 points last Saturday, head coach Jarrell Harrison will be looking for a lot more out of his defense. “We gotta come out and play football. We played a great opponent last week that got after us,” Harrison said. “We can’t lay down for the whole week, it’s time to get back. We’ll be fine.” The Grizzlies will need to be much better this week at keeping their opponent behind the line of scrimmage; Adams State had only tackle for loss against the Orediggers which resulted in a loss of one. 

Skyhawks’ early struggles

Fort Lewis enters Saturday winless as well, and the Skyhawks are only averaging 7.5 points per game, good for last in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Max Hyson, redshirt senior for the Skyhawks, will be a difference maker in the game Saturday as he enters with two sacks on the defensive line. Offensively, Fort Lewis will be led by junior quarterback Braden Wingle, who gained 200 yards against New Mexico Highlands last Saturday. 

How to watch

The game Saturday will kick off at 2 p.m in Durango. KSPK-FM will cover the game on the radio and the game will be available to watch on the RMAC network. 


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