The crusaders were down at half 22-8, but that did not stop them from fighting back. The first half nothing was going right for the crusaders on both sides of the ball. Defensive was having trouble stopping Xaviers offense, and offense was having trouble moving the ball. Until the second half.
The second half was all crusaders. there Offensive step up. they were lead by running back Daryl Shuler, who had over 150 rushing yards, which included a 99 yard rushing touchdown. Quarterback Brian Boulhosa threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to William McCaffrey. Crusaders converted both 2 point conversion attempts.
The defensive stepped up big. They had two fourth down stops and were able to shutout Xavier in the second half. The defensive linew played great. Lead by Frank Reilly, Angel Diaz, and Danny Casarella. Danny also add a big fumble recovery to change the momentum of the game.
The crusaders showed heart and determination. They proved to all that no matter what happens they will never give up. They played like family.