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Crusaders get rollin with 2nd straight win over St John's

Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2006 by Mike ODonnell

The Crusaders & their very loyal fans traveled to West Isilip to take on the Cougars of St John the Baptist who had won 3 in a row. A long trip & a cold evening couldn't hold down the Crusaders from coming home victorous. St John's opened the scoring on a 11 yard pass reception in first Quarter. The Crusaders had some big first quarter plays but came away empty.
Maurice Easterling returned opening kickoff 60 yards & later has a 25 yard interception return. The Crusaders got on board in thrid quarter. Taking the wind in 3rd quarter the Crusaders wanted to act quickly. Afte stopping St John's in there own end twice, Joe Collins connected with Maurice easterling on a 40 yd Td fade. Then Stepinac would take the lead for good on Joe Collins pass to Rashaad Slowley. In 4th period, Rashaad Slowley would add a 60 yard TD run. Jon Riddle caught 2 pt conversion from Joe Collins to put the game out of reach. Crusaders went on to win 16-13.
Great Defensive efforts were put in by Pat Henderson who led team in tackles. sacks were recorded by Andre , Hoffer, Kehayas, Caba & Blake.
It was a good job coming home with the win.

This Sat at 1:30 the Crusaders will take on the Xavier Knights. It will be our Seniors last home game. Please come out & support the Seniors & the rest of the Crusaders. We will also honor our Parents & Guardians . Each player will dedicate his week to the people who make it all possible. Not enough times to do we stop & say "Thank You " to our families for all they do.

Enthusiasm Makes the difference

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