Sunday, August 10, 2008
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but it's the size of the fight in the dog. That's one way to describe Curtis Baptist, a small team with some big expectations.
It's tough to blame them though. Teh team may only boast 18 players but the junior class has played every game since freshman year, giving the team much needed experience that others teams may not have. New head coach Nathan Duffie also has some key skill players returning and after winning two games last year, the Crusaders are expecting bigger and better things this season.
"Now, there's no more underclassmen excuse," said Duffie. "Before, I think we felt like we were younger than the other teams but now, we're older than everybody we're playing. So I think now they're now finally starting to get it. They've got a good work ethic, which is absolutely outstanding. Hopefully, that's going to transfer into the season."
The Crusaders won't ahve it easy to begin the season. Their first game is on the road against state runner-up Thomas Jefferosn. And then after tow more road games, they have 5 games in a row at home.