Lions aim to build depth in fall camp

Missouri Southern opens the season on September 1st.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern football will open the season on September 1st, hosting Nebraska-Kearney.

The team is in the middle of their first week of fall camp – and they are aiming to build depth with some younger players ahead of the start of a tough MIAA schedule.

“The biggest thing for me is that we have so many newcomers,” says head coach Atiba Bradley of fall camp, “We have to find a way to get those guys in the mix and up to speed as quickly as possible. Our 1’s are as good as anyone in the conference, but this is a league that you have to have 1’s and 2’s if you expect it to make it 11 games, and hopefully get a 12th and maybe a 13th.”

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