Holy Cross: Chesney wins Patriot League COTY; Crusaders get 18 All-Patriot League selections

November 22, 2022

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB The list continues to grow. Holy Cross has racked up awards and national recognition all year long, but on Tuesday the list grew exponentially as Bob Chesney and the rest of the program enjoy a well-earned bye week before hosting a second round FCS playoff game at Fitton Field on December 3. The team earned a ridiculous 18 All-Patriot League selections for the 2022 season while…


Holy Cross: No. 5/6 Crusaders stay unbeaten with tough win over Bryant; Ng makes history

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Football 10 down, one to go. The last time Holy Cross finished a regular season unbeaten was 1991. After a tough 36-29 win over a scrappy Bryant team, the Crusaders one win away from changing that. At 10-0, the No. 5/6 Holy Cross program has continued to show it can win any type of game. Saturday was sloppy by HC standards, but it never felt…


Holy Cross Four Down Preview: Bucknell Bison (0-4) at Holy Cross Crusaders (5-0)

October 7, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kick off: The No. 10 Crusaders host Bucknell in the second EBW Classic at Polar Park in Worcester Saturday afternoon (4 P.M.). The Crusaders are the most entertaining team in New England right now and continue to go about their business with a phenomenal day-at-a-time focus despite the growing attention and accolades. Last year’s game at the home of the WooSox was a 42-10 blowout win…


Holy Cross: Crusaders make history with thrilling playoff win over Sacred Heart

November 28, 2021

WORCESTER – Fitton Field has been around since 1908 and seen its share of special moments. None of them can compare to the one the Crusaders gave the 4,163 brave fans who sat in frigid, windy weather on Saturday to be a part of the first home playoff game since 1983. Trailing by four in the final seconds, sophomore quarterback Matt Sluka heaved a ball 35-yards to the front left…


Holy Cross: Crusaders dominate Colgate in historic game at Polar Park

October 23, 2021

WORCESTER – October 23, 2021 is a day Holy Cross players, coaches, fans and alumni won’t soon forget. Playing in the first ever football game at the brand new home of the Woo Sox in Worcester Polar Park, Holy Cross waltzed to a 42-10 victory over Colgate. As much as it was a special day full of photo ops and a chance to create memories with family and friends, the…


Holy Cross: Ng continues to defy doubters

Photo: Mark Seliger/HC Athletics
September 20, 2021

Story by Liam Gambon/NEFJ CORRESPONDENT Photo: Mark Seliger/HC Athletics In 2014, Derek Ng walked into the football coach’s office at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gaels were fresh off their first-ever national championship. “Walking into the coach’s office to basically say, ‘hey, I wanna tryout to be your kicker,’ they kinda laughed me off,” said Ng, a senior at Holy Cross. “I was 5-foot-7 135-pounds. They thought it was a joke because they just won a…


Holy Cross: Crusaders get huge bounce-back win, beating Yale 20-17

September 19, 2021

So much for the demise of Holy Cross. After beating Uconn and hopping into the national FCS rankings, the Crusaders took a huge step back with a loss to Merrimack last week and everyone was quickly jumping off the bandwagon. In typical Bob Chesney fashion, he had his team ready to go when Holy Cross made a trip to the Yale Bowl on Saturday as the Bulldogs were seemingly opening…


College: Holy Cross kicks abbreviated spring season with a 20-3 win over Lehigh

March 14, 2021

The Holy Cross Crusaders kicked off this unique 2020 spring season with a 20-3 win over Lehigh. It was not pretty at times but thanks to some timely offense, a stout defense and kicker Derek Ng, the defending Patriot League Champions got the job done in their season opener. Quarterback Connor Degenhardt completed 14 of 24 passes for 91 yards and two touchdown passes. The offense struggled early but head…