Football is by no means an easy sport. In fact, it's downright tiring, especially when you have a team of about 25 players. At Curtis Baptist, that's the way it is. But they don't ever use that as an excuse.
No, this team prepares like any other, focusing on the fundamentals and trying to be one of the most conditioned teams in the area. And this year could be a breakout year for them. With just two seniors last year, the Crusaders return a lot of experience, which should pay off come game time.
"It's awesome not having to worry about the little things knowing that you've got a group that believes in what you're preaching, knows what you're saying, and kind of be your voice when you're not there because they know what to expect from you," said head coach Nathan Duffie.
"We've gone through tough years trying to get this team like this," said junior quarterback Cameron McConnell. "I think we're very, very close and that all we've got to do is keep our head high and keep going."
The school record for wins is 3. And with 19 starters returning on both sides of the ball, the crusaders are hoping to set a new record for future Crusader teams to conquer.