MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Northwest Missouri State football team participated in its green and white scrimmage Aug. 29.

Following a 10-3 season, coach Rich Wright and company are focusing on getting one step further in the playoffs. For the first time in his tenure, Rich Wright returns a starting quarterback.

The Bearcats will open their season at 7 p.m., Sept. 5 against Missouri Western in St. Joseph.

Northwest's home opener will be 1:30 p.m., Sept. 14 against Washburn.