Truman Hosts Flohr And The Hardrockers In The Home Opener

Truman State will welcome the Hardrockers of South Dakota Mines to Stokes Stadium for the home opener this Saturday, in a matchup of 1-0 teams. The Bulldogs picked up a 20-10 victory at Findlay, Ohio last week. Coach Gregg Nesbitt says his team was solid in the opener….

Starting running back Denim Cook injured a hand on his first play. The duo of Hallsville graduate Mason Huskey and Tim Johnson combined for 92 yards on 23 carries. Nesbitt says these other backs are going to need to step up….

Huskey also had a 66-yard catch and run for the go-ahead score early in the third quarter.

South Dakota Mines opened the season with a 31-14 win over Valley City State. Last year, the Hardrockers went 7-4 and were picked 4th in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll. Former Truman assistant Charlie Flohr is in his fourth season as head coach. His quarterback, Jayden Johannsen returns after throwing for almost 3,200 yards, 28 touchdowns and just seven interceptions…..

Johannsen also led Mines in rushing with 526 yards and eight touchdowns. Last week, Bemidji State transfer running back Jalen Frye ran for 176 yards.

Flohr says the Canadian wildfires and heat have made early season preparations tougher…..

Flohr was an assistant at Truman in 2004-05. Last year, the Bulldogs beat the Hardrockers 27-20 in Rapid City. Nolan Hair threw three touchdown passes and had a season-best 228 yards through the air.

You can hear the broadcast Saturday on KRES and starting with the Truman Tailgate at 11:15am. Brad and Hank will have the call.