Crusaders fall to NFA 42-20 in Section 9 semifinal game


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Photo by William DimmitIt’s more than just a game: Crusader players and their coaches show emotion after their season-ending loss.




  • Photos by William DimmitThe Crusaders storm on to the field to start the game.



KINGSTON — On Saturday night, Oct. 28, the Crusaders took on the defending Section 9 Champion Goldbacks of Newburgh in a semi-final game at Dietz in Kingston.

The Crusaders had beaten the Goldbacks 28-17 in their meeting earlier this year. Crusader kicker Mike Boyle got the team off to a good start with a perfect executed onside kick that the team recovered on the Goldbacks 37 yard line.

When the Crusaders failed to move the ball the Goldbacks took over and scored on a 66-yard drive capped off with a 23-yard touchdown run by Sincere Tatum.

The Goldbacks struck again with 11:51 left in the half when Tatum scored on a 22-yard TD run to give Newburgh a 14-0 lead.

The Crusaders then mounted a drive that got them into position for a field goal but were unable to hit on the 37-yard attempt as time expired in the first half.

Crusader Kenny Hernandez gave the team great lift when he almost took the second half kick off back for a touchdown. The Crusaders then moved the ball and scored on a 2-yard TD run by Bradley Byrnes.

The Goldbacks, however, responded and scored on two unanswered touchdown runs by Tatum and Jadon Monroe to take a 28-7 lead.

The Crusaders were not finished yet and Bradley Byrnes scored on a four-yard dive as the third quarter came to a close with the score 28-14.

The Goldbacks ground game added to their lead with to more rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 42-14 lead.

The Crusaders never gave up and with 3:02 left on the clock scored on a seven-yard run by Curtis Foster.

The Crusaders 42-20 loss marks the end of their season they finish with a 7-2 record.

The Goldbacks will face the Bushmen of Pine Bush for the Section 9 title on Saturday for Faller Field in Middletown.

- William Dimmit

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Hospice to host breakfast for veterans on March 8
MIDDLETOWN — Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. is hosting a veterans breakfast on Thursday, March 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at...
Read more »

Woodbury Democrats to host personal safety and self-defense program on May 11
HIGHLAND MILLS — The Woodbury Democratic Committee will host an event about personal safety and self defense at the Senior Center in...
Read more »

Chabad offers grand Superhero Purim Party on eb. 28
— Chabad of Orange County, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, invites the community to a grand Superhero Purim Party. The event,...
Read more »
Image

Go Mystics!
Photo provided
by Mike Fontana
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Mystics Purple of MWUSC competed in the GU9 division of the Ramapo Valley Soccer Club tournament held at the Hudson...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Sports
The Force 04
  • Feb 18, 2018
Local News
Spring food drive
  • Feb 18, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Monroe, NY