Spring football is the time of year to make big impressions. The University of Maine refers to it as “Building the Resume.”

The Black Bears are looking to make another kind of impression Saturday in their Jeff Cole Memorial spring scrimmage. The game will be played at Portland’s Fitzpatrick Stadium – instead of Alfond Stadium in Orono – at 4 p.m.

“I say it all the time,” said Joe Harasymiak, the Black Bears’ second-year coach. “I know we’re way up there (in Orono), but we should be the state’s flagship institution. We’re the only Division I program in the state and football should be important. I know it’s important at the high school level, I see that all the time. I see it in the youth clinics we do. It’s growing in the state and it’s important to have a flagship team that everyone can follow.”

Maine will also play a Colonial Athletic Association game at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Nov. 4 against Delaware.

“It’s a city we need to get involved in,” said Harasymiak. “Obviously there’s a big Boston and Patriots following there, but it’s not like UMaine football can’t be talked about in the fall, too.”

It should be an entertaining scrimmage. The quarterback battle is in full swing again, featuring Drew Belcher, Chris Ferguson and Max Staver. They’ve all had moments during the five-week spring season. Staver, a transfer from Houston Baptist who also played at the University of Florida, and Belcher looked particularly good in the team’s second scrimmage, each throwing two touchdowns with no interceptions, and Harasymiak will carry the competition into training camp in August.

Other things to watch Saturday: wide receiver Jared Osumah, who has caught at least one touchdown pass in each scrimmage; the matchup of offensive left tackle Jamil Demby, a four-year starter, against defensive end Uchenna Egwuonwu, now wearing the coveted No. 9; the linebackers, with converted safeties Sinmisola Demuren and Spencer Carey (from Fairfield and Lawrence High) having made good impressions so far this spring; and the running backs, with Josh Mack, Nigel Beckford and Joe Fitzpatrick (from North Yarmouth and Cheverus High) running hard in all the scrimmages.

“It’s hard to say in the spring that you want to see the offense do this because if they do it, that means the defense didn’t do its job,” Harasymiak said of Saturday’s scrimmage. “Hopefully we’ll have a pretty even match-up.”

The Black Bears will be missing some key players because of injuries. Wide receivers Micah Wright (ankle), Jaleel Reed (thumb) and Earnest Edwards (thumb), cornerback Manny Patterson (ankle) and defensive tackle Charles Mitchell (hamstring) are out. Running back Darian Davis-Ray (foot) is questionable.

The scrimmage will include a unique scoring system: touchdowns will count for six points for either the offense or defense; a first down is worth one point; a three-and-out defensive series is worth one point for the defense; a run of 15 yards or more or a pass of 25 yards or more is worth three points for the offense; a negative play is worth three points for the defense.

Maine will hold an autograph session after the spring game and hand out its 2017 posters.

“I hope it’s a great day for the young kids in the area to come and check out Maine football,” said Harasymiak.