DICKINSON, N.D. - For the past three years, the Dickinson State Blue Hawks have not lost a football game at home. For senior Cain Boschee, going 5-0 at the Biesiot Activities Center this season is one of his goals. The All-American Defensive back is this week's Sports Spotlight.
For some, moving to a different state to attend college can be a tough experience. For Boschee, moving to Dickinson still felt like home.
"I spent a lot of summers here actually. My grandparents used to live in Killdeer, so I've kind of been accustomed to this area," said Boschee, DSU senior defensive back.
Boschee's from western Montana, so it was quite the change in scenery when he got here.
"It was a big difference coming from Kalispell. Kalispell was full of mountains and lakes all around. Everywhere you go there's always something you can go hike to and stuff like that," Boschee said.
But it wasn't his family that made his college choice easier. Credit goes to head coach, Pete Stanton.
"I was pretty hesitant to play college football out of high school, and I wasn't very heavily recruited until Coach Stanton came to me, and he kind of talked me up. and told me what he thought I could do. And he had high expectations for me, higher than I had for myself," Boschee said.
Boschee concentrated more on the winter and spring sports in high school. But that visit from Stanton changed Boschee's athletic direction.
"I was more of a basketball player in high school. I kind of liked playing basketball and it was what I wanted to do. My senior year it kind of fell into place where I liked football. I kind of wanted to play here, and Coach Stanton came knocking. It was a perfect fit," Boschee said.
Now as a senior, football is his number one sport. He's pretty good at it too.
"Ah Cain, we actually came in the same year. Cain's a great friend, and he's always been a great friend of mine and everyone else on the field. He's dangerous, because you don't know, you got to game plan for him because he can make plays anywhere. He can do it all, he's dangerous," said Derick VandeBossche, DSU junior DB.
This dependable defensive back hopes for more big things his last year with the Blue Hawks.
After this year, Boschee says he wants to attend grad school and become a physical therapist.
Boschee and the Blue Hawks open this Saturday against Jamestown at the B.A.C. It's a 1:00 MDT kickoff.
DSU has beaten the Jimmies 11 straight times.