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Starting strong

September 2022

With every new school year comes a new fall sports season. Already, the Crusader football, volleyball, and cross country teams have experienced success. 


No matter whether they win or lose, the Crusaders have proven to be tough competition for any team. The football team has started their season with three commanding wins. The Crusader volleyball squad have built solid team chemistry and are challenging some of the top teams in their conference. In cross country, athletes are placing highly at their various meets.


“A couple of top moments so far this year have been winning games, scoring touchdowns, and being able to make plays in order to help my teammates score touchdowns,” said Lance Clayburg, a senior football player. “We have a bond we have made with the whole team. It’s something unique to this team and something I have never really been a part of.”


“The first most memorable moment would be beating Madrid in our home tournament,” said Gracy Johnson, a senior volleyball player. “We also played really well against CAM, and we had our awesome student section cheering us on and making the gym an awesome environment.”


Back in late August, Landon Cook, a freshman on the cross country team, placed second at the Woodward Granger Invite. 


“I was actually really excited because it was my first 5K run ever,” Cook said. “I ran hills and practiced every day that I could. My dad has always pushed me and Coach Davis has always been there for me.”


It has come in many different forms, but the Crusader fall sports teams are achieving early success. The football, volleyball, and cross country squads will continue to work together to make their seasons memorable.