The victors may fire when ready

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The victors may fire when ready

The history of ‘The Musket Game’ runs deep between Adams and FLC
The musket Adams State and Fort Lewis play for isn’t actually a musket at all. It’s a Springfield .45-70 rifle, a model used by the U.S. military from 1873 to 1892.
Since the introduction of the musket as a trophy in 1966, Adams State has won the firearm 31 times. The Grizzlies hold a 31-13-1 edge in the series against Fort Lewis football.
Fort Lewis College wide receivers coach Ryan Scherling fires the Springfield .45-70 rifle before practice Friday afternoon. The rifle was donated in 1966 as a traveling trophy for the yearly contest between Fort Lewis and Adams State, which has become known over the years as “The Musket Game.”

The victors may fire when ready

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The musket Adams State and Fort Lewis play for isn’t actually a musket at all. It’s a Springfield .45-70 rifle, a model used by the U.S. military from 1873 to 1892.
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Since the introduction of the musket as a trophy in 1966, Adams State has won the firearm 31 times. The Grizzlies hold a 31-13-1 edge in the series against Fort Lewis football.
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Fort Lewis College wide receivers coach Ryan Scherling fires the Springfield .45-70 rifle before practice Friday afternoon. The rifle was donated in 1966 as a traveling trophy for the yearly contest between Fort Lewis and Adams State, which has become known over the years as “The Musket Game.”
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