Unbeatable football team continues streak

With a slow first quarter for the football team in its fight against the Mississippi College Choctaw’s, the Cru refocused and came away with a win. The final score on Oct. 18 was 26-14, improving the team’s record to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the American Southwest Conference.

Coach Fredenburg is happy with the win and optimistic about the future of the season.

Courtesy Jon Wallin

“We are excited to be undefeated, but we know we must improve each week and continue to grow as a team,” he said. “We need to continue to focus on one game at a time and let the results take care of themselves.”

When the Cru found itself behind for the first time this season, a combination of great plays put the points at 7-2 Mississippi College.

After gaining a safety, UMHB gained 72 yards; 30 of which were from a run by wide receiver Brain Scott. With this huge advance, the Cru took the lead 9-7. The halftime score was 12-7.
Tailback Matt Hurst knows the potential of the team and looks forward to the rest of the season.

“The best part is just getting to know my teammates better. We have a really great group of guys.”

The Cru finished with 342 total offensive yards. Quarterback Josh Saenz threw for 161 yards and a touchdown. With 12 tackles, linebacker Bryson Tucker led the Cru in defensive plays. Defensive back Derrick Williams contributed with an additional 10 tackles.

Senior kicker James Crawford said the season has been successful but, the result of a lot of hard work.

“Since last semester, before the season even started, we have been preparing,” he said. “But we need to keep improving. There have been a couple of setbacks, but we were able to strive through.”

The team has faced a multitude of challenges, but is making the necessary changes to see victories.

“On offense, we’ve had to work through a lot of injuries and moving people around in different positions,” Crawford said. “We’ve been throwing the ball around more which is a different form of attack than last year. Defense is also pretty consistent.”

All the members of the team enjoy being a part of something positive.

Defensive end Eric Forward is in his second year on the team and has enjoyed watching the team advance.

“Crusader football is amazing,” he said. “We work hard everyday and it pays off on the field.”
The football team will take the road in their next match against the Southern Oregon University red tail hawks in Asland, Oregon. Kick off is scheduled for 3 p.m..

With a slow first quarter for the football team in its fight against the Mississippi College Choctaw’s, the Cru refocused and came away with a win. The final score on Oct. 18 was 26-14, improving the team’s record to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the American Southwest Conference.

Coach Fredenburg is happy with the win and optimistic about the future of the season.

“We are excited to be undefeated, but we know we must improve each week and continue to grow as a team,” he said. “We need to continue to focus on one game at a time and let the results take care of themselves.”

Author: Stacy Fannin

Stacy Fannin is a junior mass communication/journalism major and is the sports editor for the newspaper. She is from Cedar Park, Texas, where she lives with her mom, little sister and adorable cat, Dusty. Stacy enjoys being with family and friends. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, Dr. Pepper, the Green Bay Packers, Texas and England. Stacy enjoys eating junk food, being around family and friends (and her cat), and talking on her phone named Jeffrey. She is a huge fan of Dr. Pepper, chocolate and of course, the Green Bay Packers!

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