Stagg Bowl thoughts too soon for football team?
With another win for the season, the Crusader football team rolled over McMurry Saturday, 41-8. With this victory, the Cru improves to a 3-0 overall record and a 2-0 winning record in the American Southwest Conference.
Some believe that this is the season for the Crusader football team. They also think this is the year that they can go to the NCAA Division III Championship Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va.
Head Coach Pete Fredenburg thinks it’s too early in the season to be thinking so far ahead.
“We’re not anywhere close to that yet,” he said. “We really have some good athletes. But the thing that is really important to us is the development of a team with great chemistry.”
Senior political science major and wide receiver for the team is Pi’Dadro Davis. Though he knows it is early
in the season, he has no doubt that the football program is a force to be reckoned with and that includes contentions for the Stagg Bowl.
“Of course I believe this is the year,” he said. “We are always competing and trying to make each other better. We hold each player to a high standard, and we expect it from each other to practice and most definitely play at that standard. With that being said I believe we are looking very good this year.”
The game against McMurry had its slow moments for both teams. The Cru made the first touchdown in the middle of the first quarter with a run from Quincy Daniels. Probably some of the most intense moments of the game came in the third quarter when the Cru scored two separate touchdowns and had them taken away due to penalties.
The football team rushed for 346 offensive yards and ended the game with a total of 466 offensive yards. The most impressive players of the game were the Crusader defense. They held McMurry to -17 rushing yards allowing them only 170 total offensive yards.
The next football game will be held Oct. 3 in Abilene against rivals Hardin-Simmons. Kick-off time is 2 p.m.