Joplin Crusaders will be playing for the Semi-Pro AA National Championship!
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Your 2014 Joplin Crusaders are 13-0!
And your 2014 CFL Champions!
Currently Ranked #2 in the Nation! Pushing to be #1 in the Nation!

The game will be held on August 2, 2014 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The #2 Joplin Crusaders from the Central Football League will face the #1 New Mexico Miners from the New Mexico Adult Football League at 3:00pm 

Three games will be played on August 2, 2014:

National All Star Game Kick off will be 11:00 pm
ADFL All-Stars vs. New Mexico All-Stars

AA National Championship Kick off 3:00 pm
Joplin Crusaders (CFL) vs. New Mexico Miners (NMAFL) 

AAA National Championship Kick off at 7:00 pm
ADFL Champion? vs. UFA Champion? 

More details on the game, stadium location, ticket prices and hotels coming soon.  If you want to stay at the same hotel as the team check back for details.

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Your 2014 Joplin Crusaders
ALL STARS 1st Team Selections:

#5 Sam Sturgis WR

#9 Walter Coleman CB
#10 Danny Knighten WR
#14 Shannon Crawford WR
#15 Antwan Dyer MLB
#20 Kenny Session   RB
#21 Daniel Thompson  WR
#24 Tay Love   CB
#27 Jordan Highley LB
#29 Eric Nichols LB
#69 Tevin Gibson LB
#73 Chris Loch   OL
#88 Jon Nash  DE
#92 Anthony Aust OL
#93 Alex Hunter   OL

2nd Team:
#1 Scottie Thompson WR
#2 Robert Lockett  QB
#9 Steven Hamilton  QB
#13 Jalen Merrell LB
#16 Chris Maples DE 
#52 Justin Williams DL

Several more Joplin Crusaders where voted on, but it was very close in selections. The Joplin Crusaders are happy to announce that 21 players were selected for the American Division All Star Team.  

 The Joplin Crusaders beat the Enid Enforcers on Saturday with the air attack and ground game.  The game was a defensive battle but the Joplin Crusaders finished strong posted a 28-21 score to finish the game.  This win brings the Joplin Crusaders overall record to 13-0 and 11-0 and your 2014 CFL League Champions. The Joplin Crusaders are currently #2 in the Nation. Which has earned the Joplin Crusaders the right to play for the AA Semi-Pro National Championship on August 2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  They will be facing the #1 Team in the country the New Mexico Miners which have only allowed 14 total points all season long.

CFL Week 14 Score
CFL Championship
Joplin Crusaders 28 vs. Enid Enforcers 21

2014 Season Passes Available!

Adults Season PASS — only $25

Adults Single Game Ticket — only $8

Youth Season Pass (Ages 0-16) — $10 

MSSU Students Season Pass w/ ID $10

Military and Veterans Season Pass w/ID — FREE

For more information contact us by email thejoplincrusaders@gmail.com or by
Phone 417-438-1234.

Stadium Location:
MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium
3950 Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801

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Southwest Missouri’s only 11 man Adult-Amateur Minor League Football team, the Joplin Crusaders are hoping to repeat last year's performance this year. As the Central Football League (CFL) has grown with several new teams this year. The Joplin Crusaders will have several new additions to their Division like the Tulsa Tornadoes, Kansas City Marshals, Rose Hill Zombies, Little Rock Duck, Arkansas Guardians, and the River Valley Reckoning to name a few.  The Joplin Crusaders home field will be at MSSU's Fred G. Hughes Stadium kickoff times will vary each week for this 2014 season so pick up one of our pocket schedules at one of our various sponsors.

The Joplin Crusaders finished last year 11-0 to make them the CFL League Champions They capped their season off with a National Bowl game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

In their 14th season, the Joplin Crusaders are happy to be competing in the Central Football League again this year. The Joplin Crusaders have high hopes to return to the CFL Championship game again this year. Winning will mean even more this year to the Crusaders with an opportunity for another National Bowl Game. They could be playing at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis or Dallas Cowboy's AT&T Stadium again if the Crusaders season goes well.

"In our 13 years as a team, we’ve been able to grow our roster substantially and have increased our competitiveness through a steady increase of wins during past seasons,” Coach Mike Sturgis said. "We have one Tradition as a Joplin Crusader, and that is We Win Ball Games. It’s a great foundation for success as a long-term organization that encourages men’s football and community involvement on and off the field. In my 37 plus years as a Coach I have never been happier to be part of an organization as I am right now; these men give their all every weekend. They are true weekend warriors!”

The Joplin Crusaders players do not get paid to play football; they play for the love of the game. They are all residents who grew up loving football and now make it a priority in their lives, along with family, jobs, church and school.

We are always looking for additional players. If you still want to tryout please contact us at thejoplincrusaders@gmail.com

***MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium is located on (Duquesne Road)***

Contact us at 417.438.1234 for further information.

Or you can contact us by email @ thejoplincrusaders@gmail.com

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Arkansas Guardians 6
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