Crawford 38, Mountain Empire 14
On Friday afternoon at Crawford’s home stadium, the Mountain Empire Red Hawks traveled to take on the Colts for their Homecoming game. Mountain Empire came into this game being (4-4) on the season and Crawford was (2-6).
First quarter remained relatively low scoring with short yardage touchdowns. However, come second quarter both offenses turned it up. Red Hawks’ QB Wayne Meza completed a 19 yard touchdown pass to Josh Lee, one of the only passes in a game full of impressive runs, to cut Crawford’s lead to 16-14.
Shortly thereafter, Crawford’s Darius Harris took it 20 yards to the house to extend Crawford’s lead to 24-14 to end the half. During halftime, Crawford had their homecoming ceremony in which Kobe Musse was named King and April Chim was dubbed Queen.
Pick it back up in the third quarter, Harris had another touchdown run this one going for a huge 72 yards. Red Hawks were prepared to make a comeback when Devon Bender recovered a Colt’s fumble inside their own 20 on a punt return. But unfortunately for Mountain Empire, they could not capitalize on the turnover and thus were unable to put more points on the board.
In the fourth quarter, Sharif Sharif piled on more points with his 60 yard touchdown run, ending the game with Crawford winning 38-14.
This game was very important for the Colts because it was the last game played in their original stadium, opened with the school in 1957. This 57 year old stadium will be replaced with a newer one on campus, and the old football stadium will be transformed into a baseball field.