Crusaders Take Loss to Patriots at Zephyr Stadium

img_3600On Friday night, Zephyr Stadium opened its gates to high school football for the first time. Brother Martin Crusaders (2-2) took on the John Curtis Patriots (4-0), with high hopes for a win over the Patriots. This game was broadcasted live on national TV on ESPNU. There were over 10,000 fans in the stands that came to watch, cheer, and have a fun time. Prior to the game, the Brother Martin community joined together for a fun-filled tailgate outside Zephyr Stadium.

John Curtis took the lead in the first half with a touchdown putting them up 6 to 0. In the second half, Brother Martin took the lead by a score of 9 to 6 after a nearly 40-yard pass from John-Paul Pierce to Erick Lassair. But the Patriots continued to score, and the game ended in defeat by a score of 26 to 9.

We’ll get them next time, Crusaders!

The Crusaders will look to bounce back against the St. Augustine Purple Knights on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Tad Gormley Stadium. Game begins at 7 p.m. Game tickets can be purchased in the Bookstore for $6 or $8 at the gate. Season passes and student id’s will be honored.

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Submitted by Ryan Johnson ’20 (News Writer- Crusader Correspondents)