Holy Cross: 5 observations from the Crusaders’ spring game

April 10, 2022

WORCESTER – To say the Holy Cross spring game on Saturday was far more entertaining than any spring game has the right to be would be a huge understatement. Hard hits, big plays and two straight hours of hard-nosed competition punctuated a successful spring season for the Crusaders. Here are five things that stood out in what turned out to be an eventful afternoon: 1.) Quarterbacks look good Whether it…


Holy Cross: Four things we’ll be watching closely during Saturday’s spring game

April 8, 2022

It’s hard to believe, but after Saturday, Holy Cross won’t be on the field in a team setting until training camp starts in a few months. That’s because Saturday is the Crusaders’ spring game, marking the end of the pre-camp, month-long session that has absolutely flown by. Holy Cross will kick off around 3 P.M. following the mens lacrosse team’s senior day game against Lafayette at noon. Here are four…


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: No reveling in three-peat for Crusaders with a potential home FCS playoff game on the line in regular season finale

November 18, 2021

PHOTO: @HCrossFB Last weekend, the Holy Cross football program was able to celebrate something that hadn’t been done in 30 years. With a 52-24 win that saw the Crusaders score 35 unanswered following a lightning delay that lasted over an hour, Bob Chesney, his staff and the players clinched a third straight Patriot League title, the first time the program had done that since winning back-to-back-to back league titles from…


Holy Cross: Crusaders can cement Holy Cross as best FCS program in New England with a win on Saturday

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November 12, 2021

The Patriot League title and a three-peat is on the line for Holy Cross on Saturday, but there’s much more to it. Not only can the Crusaders all but guarantee themselves a third straight league title with a win over Fordham, but the program can also cement itself as the best FCS school in the area with a win. Now, that may not seem like the greatest title to have…


Holy Cross: Crusaders dominate Lafayette 35-10 on Senior Day

November 6, 2021

WORCESTER – It’s hard to believe after waiting almost two years to play at home again, but Holy Cross may have already played its final game at Fitton Field this season. Time flies when you’re having fun. The year has seemingly flown by after every local football fan was clamoring for a normal slate just months ago. The Crusaders hope there’s at least one home playoff game still to come,…


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: 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…


Holy Cross: Crusaders in a good position to three-peat as Patriot League champs heading into 2021

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September 3, 2021

Perhaps more so than any other college program in the area, Holy Cross gets overlooked far too much. A legitimate FCS contender every season now under head coach Bob Chesney, the Crusaders will hit the field at UConn on Saturday looking to open the season with a little bit of history. Holy Cross hasn’t beaten an FBS team since winning on the road at Army in 2002. It would be…