Our 2015 Season is in full swing!

Joplin Crusaders vs Arkansas Raptors

The Joplin Crusaders are currently 3-0 on the Season and 2-0 in CFL Play.
The Joplin Crusaders will be at home
Saturday March 21st, 2015
Joplin Crusaders vs Arkansas Ducks
Kick off is 6:30 pm
Gate opens at 5:30 pm for fans


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Congratulation to the Joplin Crusaders Semi-Pro AA National Champions!
Thank you to all those that supported your home town Joplin Crusaders this season.  We not only won our 7th CFL title but we were selected to play in the National Championship in Denver, Colorado. The Joplin Crusaders went out to Denver, Colorado on August 2nd, 2014 to play the Undefeated New Mexico Miners for the National Title game.  The final score ended up Joplin Crusaders 41 vs New Mexico Miners 23. Thank you for your support in helping us to bring home a National Title to Joplin, Missouri and the Midwest!

Your 2014 Joplin Crusaders finished 14-0!
 2014 CFL Champions!
2014 AA Semi-Pro National Champions!
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 The Joplin Crusaders beat a great team on Saturday with the air attack with a come from behind win. The game was a defensive battle the whole game but the Joplin Crusaders finished strong posted a 26-18 score to finish the game.  This win brings the Joplin Crusaders overall record to 2-0 and 1-0 in CFL league play. Even though the Joplin Crusaders a tough apponent they found a way to beat the River Valley Reckoning.  If you missed this one then you missed a hard hitting on the edge of your seat game. Make sure to come out on March 21st to support the Joplin Crusaders vs Arkansas Ducks at home. Kickoff will be at 6:30 at MSSU Fred G Hughes Stadium.  

2015 CFL Week 1 Score
Joplin Crusaders 26 vs. River Valley Reckoning 18

2015 Season Passes Available!

Adults Season PASS — only $30

Adults Single Game Ticket — only $10

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

Recent News
04/07/14 Joplin Crusaders vs Kansas City Marshalls in the Sunday Showdown
02/21/14 Joplin Crusaders getting ready to kick off their Pre-Season Schedule March 1st
Pre-Season Game at MSSU Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Joplin Crusaders vs Arkansas Guardians 3:00 pm kickoff
10/19/12 Central Football League (CFL)
Meeting Sunday

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Last Game
Joplin Crusaders 21
Arkansas Raging Ducks 14
 box score 

Upcoming Games
at NWA Battle
at Arkansas Guardians
vs Enid Enforcers
vs Queen City Grizzlies
at Kansas City Saints

Upcoming Practices
No practices scheduled.

Upcoming Events
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