Dylan Cook battling for starting spot at Northern

HAVRE — Former Butte High quarterback Dylan Cook is in the mix as the MSU-Northern Lights set their sights on a new signal caller for the 2017 season.

During spring drills, Cook, who will be a redshirt freshman in the fall, is in the midst of a four-way quarterback competition with junior Holden Maki, transfer Tommy Wilson and former Washington State walk-on Bryce Missey, according to a story in the Havre Daily News.

“Right now, we have four different guys competing for the job,” Northern head coach Aaron Christensen told the Daily News. “They are going to be competing for it from now until the opening game.”

Cook hasn’t played in a meaningful game since the season opener for Butte High in 2015. He broke his collarbone in the first quarter of that game and missed the rest of the season.

Since he last played for the Bulldogs, Cook has grown two inches to stand 6 feet, 7 inches.

As a junior for the Bulldogs, Cook put up some big numbers. He completed 237 of 400 passes for 3,124 yards, 30 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Cook also ran for four touchdowns that season.

He announced that he signed with the Lights in February of 2016.