The Crusader defense led the way for
Rashad Cummings and Eric Moeller led the Crusader offense again Saturday. Cummings rushed 31 times for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Moeller completed 19 of 24 passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns.
Travis NeeSmith and Travis Talbert led the receiving corps with six receptions and one touchdown each. NeeSmith led the way with 62 yards, while Talbert hauled in 43.
Defensively, Doug Wilson led the Crusaders with 10 tackles, five of them solo, and one interception. Shane Champion and Andre Bernardi each added nine tackles.
Anthony Gibson led the Hornet offense, completing 10 of 24 passes for 125 yards. Defensively, Corey Rue recorded 12 tackles for the Hornets.
The Crusaders got on the board early in the first quarter as Moeller connected with tight end Josh Johnson on crossing route in the end zone off a play action play. Michael Searsí PAT gave
Concordia answered with 9:36 remaining in the second quarter, driving 66 yards in 11 plays. Eric Taylor capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run. The PAT attempt failed, making the score 13-6.
The Crusaders responded by driving 80 yards in 12 plays, capped by a three-yard play action touchdown pass from Moeller to Jarvis Garrett. Searsí PAT made score 20-6 at the 3:06 mark in the second quarter.
Concordiaís offense wasted no time driving back down the field for a touchdown, driving 58 yards in two plays for the touchdown. Anthony Gibson hit John Halman for a 52-yard pass to set up A.J. Wardís six-yard rushing touchdown. The PAT attempt failed, making the score 20-12 with 2:21 remaining in the first half.
Turnovers marred both squads coming out in the second half.
The Crusaders capitalized this time as Moeller connected with an out-stretched Talbert in the back right corner of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown on the fourth play of the drive. Searsí PAT put
Concordia answered with a seven-play, 65-yard drive capped by a four-yard touchdown run by Ward. The two-point conversion failed to keep the score 34-18 with 14:05 remaining in the game.
After exchanging punts, Cummings lit up the scoreboard again for the Crusaders with a 43-yard rush at the 9:00 mark in the fourth quarter. Searsí PAT gave the Crusaders a 41-18 lead.
Concordia fumbled on their own seven-yard line on their next possession. Three plays later Curtis Dewberry scored from two yards out. Searsí PAT made the score its final of 48-18 with 5:56 remaining in the game.
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