By Conor Glennon ‘20
Only one team can truly own rights to Pulaski Rd. Every year Brother Rice and Marist fight for that right under the lights. This year was no different.
The Redhawks traveled down to 99th and Pulaski to take on the Crusaders. Despite being on the road, the Redhawks battled. Facing a very tough defense, they managed to put up a pair of touchdowns.
Unfortunately for the Redhawks, it was going to take a little more than that. The Crusaders tallied 17 points and rallied for a big-time home win.
The atmosphere was incredible. The whole neighborhood seemed as if they were in attendance.
Moments after the game, Coach Brian Badke said, “You boys battled. You faced some adversity and you beat it.”
The team stepped up big.
Starting offensive lineman Liam McElligott said, “It was a great win for us this early in the season.”
The offensive line showed great strides since week 1. They will only look to continue to improve and develop as the season continues.
Senior Jack O’Leary said, “ It was an unreal atmosphere.”
After an uber-successful night for the Crusaders, the players and students gathered around and shouted the school song. Shortly after, everybody put their hands in as one family and shouted, “Crusaders!”
With a win like this in the books for the Crusaders, all eyes will be on them to see how they will respond.