Many Locals Poised To Compete For Playing Time After Truman Spring Football

Several local players measured themselves during spring football at Truman State and are ready to compete for spots on the two-deep. Jacksyn Miller of Moberly said he has come a long way in a year…..

His cousin, Isaiah Estes of Fayette, is a fixture at middle linebacker for the Bulldogs after performing at an all-league level. He said the ‘Dogs defense has become a tight-knit unit….

After transferring in from Missouri Western a year ago, Westran graduate Ben Miller played his way into the defensive line rotation. The former Hornet discussed areas of focus in the spring…..

The Truman offense will continue to adjust without 2,000-yard rusher Cody Schrader, who transferred to the University of Missouri. Quarterback Nolan Hair said he expects to take on more of a leadership role…..

Hair is joined on the Truman roster by his Blair Oaks High School teammates, Ben Thomas and Jake Closser, who play defensive back. Former Hallsville running back Mason Huskey got carries in the spring scrimmage and is competing for more attempts minus Schrader. Jon Saxbury of Monroe City started at offensive guard. Former Kirksville Tigers Noah Copeland and Tanner Lain got in the mix, with Copeland catching a touchdown pass. Milan brothers Dominic and Ryan Dabney have shifted positions, with Ryan at tight end and Dom at safety.

The Truman Bulldogs will open the 2022 season at home against Davenport, Michigan on September 3rd.