As if winning one national championship isn’t enough, Colfax graduate Ricky Hagen, a defensive end for the North Dakota State University Bison Division I football team, will travel with his team to Frisco, TX to defend their national championship against Sam Houston State Jan. 5. This is the same team they defeated last year to win the championship. Folks looking to watch Hagen and the team in action will be able to see the game on one of the ESPN channels starting at noon this Saturday.
The Bison had a tough game to make it into the finals, coming back from a 20-16 deficit late in the fourth quarter against Georgia Southern but scored with 3:05 left in the game and hung on for the win. Hagen, a senior, finished with one solo tackle and assisted on four more in the win.