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Prescott's Jake Filkins will play his final game as a long-snapper for the University of Minnesota football team in Friday's Texas Bowl. Photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Athletic Communications Department/

Filkins to play final game for Gophers in Texas Bowl

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PRESCOTT - When a college football team is invited to a postseason bowl game, one of the perks of invitation is the NCAA allowed gifts which go to the participating squads.


“They gave us Galaxy tablets, an engraved belt buckle and a watch,” Jake Filkins said. “Last year we just got backpacks.”

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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