College of Idaho Holds First Football Scrimmage in Nearly 40 Years

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Andy Forse prior to completing his second touchdown. - COLLEGE OF IDAHO/LIZA SAFFORD
  • College of Idaho/Liza Safford
  • Andy Forse prior to completing his second touchdown.

The College of Idaho Yotes got one step closer to their first football season in more than a generation April 11, when the football team held its first scrimmage in nearly 40 years at Symms Field in Caldwell. This was the first scrimmage since 1977.

The Coyote offense ran 436 yards. Three quarterbacks threw touchdown passes. In the next series of plays, Freshman Tim Olson landed a 55-yard reception.

The defense held its own, however, as Cory Brady took down quarterback Hyder Jessup for an 8-yard loss.

College of Idaho football has been in the works since the college's board of trustees voted in 2012 to reinstate the program, which is predicted to be a boost for the Caldwell economy