Eagles To Open Season At Black Hills State Posted by John Axtell Date: September 05, 2019 34 Views Long-time rivals Chadron State and Black Hills State will open their football seasons Saturday night in Spearfish, hoping to get off to a winning start and contend for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference laurels. Kickoff is set for 6 o’clock. Last year’s game in Chadron was memorable. It was the first played at Elliott Field after it had been updated in the summer of 2018. That season-opener was due to begin at 6:30 p.m., but a rain and lightning storm delayed the kickoff until 9 o’clock and it was nearly midnight before the Eagles wrapped up the 45-8 victory. Both teams are well-stocked with veterans this year, particularly after adding several transfers to give them more punch.