Northwest Missouri State opens the season tonight at Missouri Western. Kickoff is at 7:00. Head Coach Rich Wright speaks on two of his players, DB Jacob Gassman of Kearney and LB Andy Hessler of Hartland, Wisconsin being voted team captains.
The other 4 captains are: TE Marqus Andrews of Blue Springs, OL Tanner Owen of Kearney, DL Spencer Phillips of Glenwood, Iowa and OL Ryan Spelhaug of Bettendorf, Iowa.
Wright embraces the rivalry between the schools.