By TJ Murphy ‘20

On Friday, Sept. 20, the sophomore football team took on Marist at Brother Rice. The Crusaders came in with a record of 3-0.

The Crusaders lost a hard fought game but ended the game with a final score of 21-14.

In the first half, Marist was up with a score of 21-7. Receiver Kyle Clayton had a touchdown, and Rolando Sepulveda had three sacks.

“We started slow and by the time we picked it up it was just too late,” said starting quarterback Gavin Ward.

The Crusaders did much better in the second half, but they were still short. The Crusaders had lockdown defense and scored in the fourth quarter to make the score 21-14. Marist held them back long enough to finish in the lead.

“We played great in the second half, but we need to get better in the first. We are going to use this loss to our advantage by seeing where we need to improve.” said sophomore Jack Byrne.

Kyle Clayton finished the game with two touchdowns.

The Crusaders are now 3-1 and they plan to keep up their wins after big improvements in from recent games.