The U.N.I. football team closes out spring drills with an intrasquad game on Friday night. The Panthers were 7-4 last season and much of the attention this spring has focused on replacing a number of starters on the offensive and defensive lines.
U.N.I coach Mark Farley says he has a good feel of where they are and what they need to work on. He wants to make the game as competitive as possible. Farley says it will be a game and he will probably divide the team up into the first offense going against the second defenses and the first defense against the second offense.
Farley spread spring drills out over a longer period of time this year and feels it has paid off. He says they’ve had a successful spring up until this point and to have a successful game they will need to see consistency in their development and play. Farley says the Panthers are making strides on both sides of the ball.
He says one week ago the defense was good and the offense struggled and then the next week the offense was good and the defense struggled. Farley says he wants to see a competitive game with good competition that shows their growth.
By Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein