The Standard: The Crusaders Bounce Back by Clinching Their Playoff Spot


By Pat Galeher ‘22

On Friday, Oct. 15, the Crusaders officially sealed their spot in the 2021 IHSA state playoffs. Brother Rice soundly defeated Marian Catholic 52-6. This victory is exactly what the team needed after barely being defeated on their homecoming by Joliet Catholic.

After giving up 56 points to Joliet, the Crusaders decided to make some changes. Kevin Frazier moved from defensive end to middle linebacker in an effort to fill in for Rolando Sepulveda, who was recently injured. Trey Pierce also moved from defensive tackle to defensive end in order to fill in Frazier’s shoes.

Kevin Frazier said, “I’ll play anywhere […]